Here's a different take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment and Wage estimates page. I've downloaded all the data and ranked states (for every occupation with at least 100 workers).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Personal and home care aides

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 3,480 $27,940 1
New Jersey 10,770 $23,170 2
Massachusetts 10,260 $22,910 3
Minnesota 27,810 $22,180 4
Rhode Island 1,690 $22,100 5
Oregon 3,890 $21,910 6
Vermont 1,250 $21,760 7
District of Columbia 500 $21,440 8
Connecticut 6,110 $21,340 9
Delaware 560 $21,180 10
Washington 14,450 $21,040 11
Maryland 4,870 $20,820 12
California 32,660 $20,560 13
New York 59,760 $20,370 14
Arizona 11,460 $20,350 15
Nevada 2,130 $20,220 16
Iowa 4,980 $19,990 17
Pennsylvania 23,340 $19,790 18
New Hampshire 2,350 $19,760 19
Nebraska 1,180 $19,600 20.5
Wisconsin 19,010 $19,600 20.5
Wyoming 730 $19,450 22
Indiana 10,890 $19,260 23
Utah 1,570 $19,070 24
Michigan 10,170 $18,950 25
Hawaii 3,410 $18,880 26
Maine 5,140 $18,860 27
Florida 8,850 $18,840 28
Colorado 11,600 $18,580 29
Ohio 14,940 $18,520 30
North Dakota 1,840 $18,500 31
Georgia 10,260 $18,450 32
South Dakota 960 $18,120 33
Illinois 14,140 $18,090 34
Kansas 8,730 $17,860 35
North Carolina 17,880 $17,760 36
New Mexico 9,860 $17,740 37
Montana 2,870 $17,670 38
Idaho 2,470 $17,600 39
Missouri 17,580 $17,470 40
South Carolina 5,360 $17,390 41
Tennessee 7,710 $17,260 42
Kentucky 3,810 $16,830 43
Virginia 10,100 $16,520 44
Oklahoma 9,820 $16,510 45
Alabama 2,210 $16,180 46
Louisiana 9,650 $15,410 47
Arkansas 4,410 $15,080 48
Mississippi 1,710 $15,000 49
West Virginia 4,770 $14,490 50
Texas 122,300 $13,550 51
Puerto Rico 4,100 $12,590