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: Drywall and ceiling tile installers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Minnesota 1,040 $57,470 1
Illinois 2,910 $53,350 2
Hawaii 800 $50,830 3
New York 5,060 $50,060 4
Massachusetts 950 $50,010 5
Washington 4,290 $49,610 6
New Jersey 1,690 $49,170 7
Connecticut 560 $47,370 8
California 38,140 $45,240 9
Missouri 1,850 $44,940 10
Nevada 4,580 $42,850 11
Wisconsin 1,400 $41,200 12
Oregon 1,860 $40,450 13
New Hampshire 240 $39,800 14
Delaware 240 $39,230 15
District of Columbia 220 $38,560 16
Michigan 1,910 $38,270 17
Pennsylvania 2,520 $38,220 18
Indiana 1,810 $38,090 19
Iowa 1,160 $37,830 20
Maryland 2,850 $37,210 21
Maine 380 $35,090 22
West Virginia 220 $34,410 23
Vermont 210 $33,940 24
Kansas 1,020 $33,920 25
Virginia 3,700 $33,840 26
Colorado 4,840 $33,790 27
Louisiana 1,260 $33,200 28
Georgia 3,060 $33,190 29
Nebraska 900 $32,930 30
Florida 9,670 $32,860 31
Kentucky 1,390 $32,590 32
New Mexico 1,250 $32,510 33
Idaho 1,170 $31,970 34
Utah 3,170 $31,890 35
Ohio 1,790 $31,540 36
Tennessee 1,060 $31,340 37
Arizona 8,890 $30,770 38
Wyoming 180 $30,250 39
Oklahoma 1,200 $30,070 40
South Dakota 350 $29,940 41
North Dakota 230 $29,430 42
Arkansas 420 $29,050 43
Mississippi 600 $28,900 44
Texas 11,520 $28,850 45
North Carolina 3,050 $28,620 46
Alabama 1,240 $27,720 47
South Carolina 1,250 $27,530 48
Montana 270 $26,070 49
Puerto Rico 100 $21,330