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: Carpenters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 5,470 $55,310 1
Alaska 3,240 $53,510 2
Illinois 42,660 $52,280 3
New Jersey 20,890 $51,790 4
Massachusetts 21,350 $49,180 5
District of Columbia 1,720 $48,730 6
California 144,450 $48,440 7
New York 50,560 $47,570 8
Connecticut 8,580 $46,770 9
Washington 26,510 $45,600 10
Delaware 3,580 $43,570 11
Minnesota 22,070 $43,270 12
Nevada 22,980 $42,280 13
Missouri 26,810 $42,190 14
Michigan 24,420 $41,850 15
Rhode Island 4,620 $40,180 16
Maryland 20,710 $39,560 17.5
Colorado 17,150 $39,560 17.5
Pennsylvania 45,210 $38,860 19
Wisconsin 21,470 $38,760 20
Oregon 16,600 $38,560 21
New Hampshire 4,600 $37,640 22
Indiana 22,710 $37,210 23
Kansas 7,380 $36,810 24
Ohio 29,810 $36,470 25
Virginia 30,810 $36,390 26
Wyoming 2,900 $36,250 27
Vermont 3,330 $35,580 28
Arizona 35,770 $34,920 29
Iowa 10,760 $33,690 30
Kentucky 8,900 $33,550 31
Virgin Islands 430 $33,550
Montana 5,910 $32,940 32
Utah 12,770 $32,660 33
Maine 6,120 $32,610 34
Idaho 7,590 $32,510 35
Nebraska 8,190 $32,420 36
Georgia 19,780 $32,340 37
Florida 66,310 $32,190 38
West Virginia 6,450 $32,070 39
South Carolina 14,380 $31,600 40
Louisiana 12,840 $31,480 41
North Dakota 2,740 $30,740 42
Arkansas 5,030 $30,640 43
Tennessee 12,860 $30,610 44
New Mexico 7,480 $30,310 45
Oklahoma 6,810 $29,950 46
North Carolina 24,920 $29,770 47
Texas 35,380 $29,710 48
Alabama 11,050 $29,350 49
Mississippi 7,280 $27,920 50
South Dakota 4,070 $27,380 51
Guam 780 $26,550
Puerto Rico 7,480 $17,130