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: Carpet installers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 2,060 $50,480 1
Minnesota 870 $49,450 2
Hawaii 140 $42,440 3
California 8,380 $41,930 4
Missouri 1,500 $41,460 5
Nevada 1,400 $41,410 6
New Jersey 850 $40,490 7
Ohio 1,040 $40,170 8
Michigan 1,340 $40,150 9
Wisconsin 1,050 $39,350 10
Virginia 500 $39,220 11
Washington 500 $38,760 12
Indiana 990 $38,040 13
Connecticut 190 $37,730 14
New Hampshire 160 $35,730 15
Kansas 410 $35,190 16
Oregon 730 $34,830 17
Louisiana 290 $34,440 18
Iowa 140 $33,780 19
Colorado 620 $33,500 20
Delaware 140 $33,180 21
Maryland 770 $32,510 22
Georgia 470 $32,020 23
Nebraska 130 $31,760 24
Pennsylvania 2,020 $30,930 25
West Virginia 190 $30,880 26
South Carolina 190 $30,710 27
Kentucky 290 $30,100 28
Oklahoma 250 $29,140 29
New Mexico 210 $28,780 30
North Carolina 850 $27,990 31
Alabama 360 $26,960 32
Mississippi 210 $26,600 33
Tennessee 420 $26,250 34
Texas 1,100 $25,910 35
Florida 1,620 $25,530 36
Arizona 1,240 $25,090 37