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).

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Occupation Selected: Computer operators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 810 $48,420 1
Colorado 2,030 $40,220 2
Connecticut 2,000 $39,840 3
Alaska 130 $39,360 4
New Jersey 6,180 $38,770 5
New Hampshire 350 $38,630 6
Missouri 3,030 $38,260 7
Washington 1,870 $38,180 8
Massachusetts 2,510 $37,960 9
California 12,160 $37,930 10.5
Illinois 6,250 $37,930 10.5
Maryland 3,480 $37,500 12
Michigan 3,780 $37,190 13
Delaware 610 $37,150 14
Virginia 3,310 $36,680 15
New York 11,510 $35,350 16
Ohio 4,800 $35,330 17
Wisconsin 1,960 $35,180 18
North Carolina 3,860 $35,000 19
Minnesota 1,420 $34,870 20
Pennsylvania 5,290 $34,790 21
Rhode Island 510 $34,730 22
Florida 6,290 $34,690 23
Hawaii 450 $34,280 24
Kentucky 880 $33,890 25
Nevada 540 $33,160 26
Oregon 1,050 $33,020 27
Kansas 1,220 $32,760 28
Texas 7,960 $32,640 29
Tennessee 3,220 $32,540 30
Indiana 2,290 $32,430 31
Vermont 350 $32,300 32
South Carolina 1,320 $32,180 33
Oklahoma 1,060 $31,410 34
Idaho 390 $31,220 35
Georgia 3,470 $30,940 36
New Mexico 760 $30,360 37
Iowa 1,390 $29,810 38
Louisiana 1,740 $29,780 39
North Dakota 300 $29,740 40
Alabama 1,790 $29,690 41
Maine 400 $28,980 42
Utah 1,080 $28,710 43
Arizona 3,520 $28,660 44
Nebraska 1,560 $28,540 45
West Virginia 600 $28,150 46
Mississippi 840 $27,490 47
Montana 310 $27,200 48
Arkansas 870 $26,650 49
Wyoming 180 $26,170 50
Puerto Rico 980 $20,730