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: Switchboard operators, including answering service

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,800 $30,440 1
Alaska 300 $28,650 2
Hawaii 1,080 $27,090 3
New York 10,640 $27,010 4
Connecticut 2,530 $26,710 5
Nevada 3,050 $26,070 6
Minnesota 1,640 $26,040 7
California 19,050 $25,910 8
Washington 2,960 $25,860 9
Massachusetts 4,900 $25,750 10
New Jersey 4,430 $25,590 11
Oregon 2,000 $24,980 12
New Hampshire 800 $24,770 13
Michigan 5,370 $24,700 14
Maryland 4,560 $24,310 15
Rhode Island 540 $24,300 16
Wisconsin 3,060 $24,200 17
Delaware 480 $23,780 18
Illinois 8,320 $23,770 19
Colorado 1,870 $23,630 20
Pennsylvania 6,950 $23,380 21
Utah 950 $23,320 22
Ohio 6,310 $23,310 23
Vermont 330 $23,240 24
Virginia 4,210 $22,680 25
Kansas 1,390 $22,630 26
North Carolina 5,270 $22,580 27
Georgia 5,410 $22,560 28
Indiana 3,910 $22,510 29
Arizona 3,840 $22,360 31
South Carolina 2,670 $22,360 31
Tennessee 4,270 $22,360 31
Missouri 3,240 $22,340 33
Iowa 1,310 $22,320 34
Maine 970 $22,220 35
Nebraska 910 $22,210 36
Kentucky 1,970 $21,890 37
New Mexico 920 $21,860 38
North Dakota 680 $21,740 39
Idaho 1,080 $21,730 40
Florida 11,370 $21,560 41
Texas 11,580 $21,280 42
Wyoming 230 $21,030 43
Arkansas 1,380 $20,920 44
Montana 640 $20,330 45
Alabama 2,940 $19,990 46
Mississippi 1,620 $19,980 47
West Virginia 970 $19,970 48
Oklahoma 2,130 $19,870 49
Louisiana 3,190 $19,000 50
Puerto Rico 1,130 $17,170