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: Couriers and messengers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 140 $27,930 1
Oregon 1,350 $27,530 2
Connecticut 690 $27,520 3
Vermont 370 $27,360 4
District of Columbia 360 $27,110 5
New Jersey 2,820 $26,960 6
Maryland 2,090 $26,350 7
Massachusetts 2,320 $26,190 8
Hawaii 450 $25,250 9
Virginia 2,610 $25,240 10
Washington 1,750 $24,650 11
Missouri 1,500 $24,510 12
Delaware 320 $24,380 13
Wisconsin 2,330 $23,710 14
Colorado 1,380 $23,640 15
Texas 7,320 $23,420 16
Maine 400 $23,210 17.5
Michigan 2,340 $23,210 17.5
Ohio 2,640 $23,110 19
Florida 5,920 $23,070 20
Arizona 2,050 $23,030 21
New York 12,410 $22,960 22
California 15,190 $22,850 23
Kansas 1,600 $22,750 24.5
Illinois 3,800 $22,750 24.5
New Hampshire 340 $22,630 26
North Carolina 1,980 $22,370 27
Indiana 1,800 $22,360 28
Nevada 1,660 $22,140 29
Idaho 790 $22,040 30
Tennessee 1,400 $21,920 31
Pennsylvania 6,010 $21,800 32
Georgia 2,250 $21,680 33
Oklahoma 960 $21,520 34
Nebraska 590 $21,470 35
Arkansas 680 $21,450 36
Utah 810 $21,040 37
Louisiana 1,440 $20,240 38
Guam 110 $20,150
Kentucky 1,590 $19,920 39
Iowa 720 $19,680 40
New Mexico 480 $19,580 41
North Dakota 130 $18,790 42
Mississippi 810 $18,750 43.5
South Carolina 1,470 $18,750 43.5
Montana 220 $18,140 45
West Virginia 570 $18,130 46
Alabama 1,780 $17,420 47
Puerto Rico 3,400 $16,720