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: Construction and extraction occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 20,810 $53,960 1
Illinois 240,910 $52,650 2
Hawaii 30,560 $51,810 3
New Jersey 144,050 $51,000 4
New York 314,280 $50,090 5
Massachusetts 115,860 $49,680 6
Minnesota 116,700 $47,620 7
Connecticut 55,190 $46,930 8
Washington 151,670 $46,050 9
California 823,290 $45,070 10
District of Columbia 11,510 $45,030 11
Michigan 162,550 $44,760 12
Wisconsin 116,370 $42,800 13
Rhode Island 22,000 $42,530 14
Missouri 133,820 $42,130 15
Oregon 79,640 $41,650 16
Nevada 121,920 $41,520 17
Indiana 142,420 $41,280 18
Ohio 211,660 $40,980 19
Pennsylvania 239,160 $40,870 20
Delaware 23,570 $40,360 21
Maryland 148,130 $39,500 22
Wyoming 30,180 $39,240 23
Colorado 141,740 $37,900 24
Iowa 68,140 $36,980 25
New Hampshire 25,950 $36,940 26
Virginia 216,400 $36,200 27
West Virginia 51,010 $35,960 28.5
Montana 29,210 $35,960 28.5
Kansas 65,320 $35,890 30
Vermont 16,470 $35,300 31
Kentucky 84,710 $35,010 32
Virgin Islands 3,320 $34,930
North Dakota 19,620 $34,760 33
Nebraska 43,490 $34,300 34
Utah 84,850 $33,920 35
Maine 32,230 $33,860 36
Arizona 203,180 $33,660 37
Idaho 41,440 $33,010 38
Louisiana 118,900 $32,970 39
Georgia 175,830 $32,920 40
Florida 513,750 $32,680 41
Oklahoma 82,550 $32,130 42
Tennessee 114,000 $32,100 43
New Mexico 62,110 $31,580 44
North Carolina 192,160 $31,490 45
South Carolina 97,300 $31,020 46
Arkansas 49,700 $30,600 47
Alabama 102,010 $30,550 48
Texas 513,910 $29,960 49
South Dakota 21,260 $29,420 50
Mississippi 57,230 $28,910 51
Guam 3,670 $25,590
Puerto Rico 66,250 $17,660