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: Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,280 $43,450 1
Rhode Island 870 $42,840 2
Florida 10,980 $42,300 3
New Jersey 9,730 $42,170 4
Georgia 5,270 $42,050 5.5
Connecticut 2,620 $42,050 5.5
Delaware 610 $42,030 7
New York 16,060 $42,010 8
Michigan 7,100 $41,900 9
Massachusetts 6,060 $41,890 10
Tennessee 3,570 $41,840 11.5
Texas 13,530 $41,840 11.5
Illinois 11,580 $41,780 13
Minnesota 4,220 $41,760 14
Pennsylvania 9,430 $41,340 15
Maryland 5,050 $41,300 16
Virginia 4,750 $41,260 17
Colorado 3,680 $41,190 18
Ohio 8,020 $41,160 19
Oregon 1,920 $41,120 20
Louisiana 2,440 $40,940 21
California 23,050 $40,910 22
Arizona 3,210 $40,840 23
Indiana 3,360 $40,810 24
Washington 3,760 $40,800 25
Wisconsin 3,760 $40,670 26
Alabama 2,070 $40,090 27
Missouri 5,190 $40,040 28
Oklahoma 1,910 $39,970 29
Hawaii 600 $39,830 30
North Carolina 4,700 $39,710 31.5
Nevada 1,290 $39,710 31.5
South Carolina 1,590 $39,690 33
Iowa 2,690 $39,570 34
Nebraska 1,450 $39,420 35
Kansas 1,820 $39,350 36
New Hampshire 1,230 $39,130 37
Mississippi 890 $38,070 38
Arkansas 1,300 $38,060 39
Puerto Rico 800 $38,000
Kentucky 2,000 $37,960 40
Utah 920 $37,920 41
New Mexico 1,070 $37,840 42
Maine 1,140 $37,400 43
Idaho 570 $36,930 44
Vermont 590 $36,310 45
Alaska 620 $36,000 46
Montana 790 $35,960 47
South Dakota 670 $35,700 48
West Virginia 1,060 $35,360 49
North Dakota 630 $35,320 50
Wyoming 450 $34,830 51