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: Communications equipment operators, all other

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Virginia 160 $42,440 1
Illinois 310 $37,860 2
New Jersey 140 $36,700 3
Connecticut 120 $33,990 4
Florida 310 $32,720 5
Georgia 170 $32,400 6