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: Statistical assistants

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 160 $43,990 1
Virginia 200 $41,960 2
Iowa 130 $41,600 3
Texas 720 $40,650 4
Maryland 360 $39,320 5
Massachusetts 580 $39,220 6
California 1,170 $38,390 7
New York 1,120 $38,180 8
Wisconsin 180 $38,120 9
Oregon 270 $37,070 10
Washington 360 $36,730 11
Connecticut 160 $36,070 12
New Jersey 660 $35,800 13
Tennessee 150 $33,370 14
Ohio 1,190 $33,170 15
Nebraska 130 $31,940 16
Utah 320 $31,820 17
Illinois 430 $31,620 18
Indiana 1,420 $31,090 19
Florida 990 $30,640 20
Arizona 190 $29,920 21
North Carolina 250 $29,470 22
South Carolina 200 $29,410 23
Pennsylvania 960 $29,180 24
Georgia 3,380 $27,270 25
Arkansas 990 $20,880 26