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: Paperhangers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 110 $50,130 1
California 540 $46,580 2
New York 630 $44,640 3
Missouri 200 $39,590 4
Indiana 150 $38,580 5
Pennsylvania 600 $37,650 6
Georgia 300 $37,400 7
Ohio 260 $35,740 8
Illinois 350 $34,520 9
Florida 280 $33,850 10
Maryland 290 $31,030 11
North Carolina 130 $29,960 12
Michigan 100 $29,290 13
Alabama 100 $24,290 14
Texas 490 $23,870 15