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: Meter readers, utilities

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 150 $43,910 1
Rhode Island 130 $43,740 2
Washington 960 $42,870 3
Delaware 140 $41,740 4
Alaska 110 $41,030 5
Minnesota 440 $40,720 6
Hawaii 100 $40,420 7
California 5,010 $40,370 8
Nevada 260 $39,870 9
Maryland 730 $39,390 10
New Jersey 1,040 $39,330 11
Massachusetts 430 $39,220 12
Arizona 1,480 $38,230 13
New York 1,040 $37,800 14
Colorado 620 $37,680 15
Nebraska 270 $36,320 16
New Hampshire 220 $35,810 17
Idaho 340 $35,600 18
Pennsylvania 1,600 $35,560 19
Wyoming 130 $35,300 20
Michigan 940 $34,970 21
Oregon 530 $34,030 22
Maine 130 $33,900 23
Ohio 1,460 $32,340 24
Missouri 840 $31,810 25
Wisconsin 620 $31,630 26
Indiana 1,630 $31,510 27
Tennessee 1,450 $31,450 28
Virginia 1,110 $30,710 29
Illinois 1,740 $30,230 30
Iowa 450 $29,890 31
Utah 320 $29,680 32
Alabama 1,140 $29,260 33
Georgia 1,610 $29,150 34
Florida 1,770 $28,970 35
Kansas 620 $28,540 36
South Dakota 140 $27,990 37
North Carolina 1,630 $27,540 38
South Carolina 950 $27,250 39
Texas 3,630 $26,810 40
Oklahoma 970 $26,680 41
West Virginia 610 $26,540 42
Kentucky 990 $26,160 43
New Mexico 620 $25,680 44
Mississippi 1,090 $23,490 45