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: Pipelayers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 900 $58,370 1
New Jersey 870 $50,240 2
Washington 1,460 $48,660 3
Massachusetts 490 $47,980 4
Minnesota 910 $47,410 5
Wisconsin 570 $47,320 6
Connecticut 390 $45,620 7
New York 870 $44,240 8
Hawaii 100 $43,320 9
California 5,270 $42,730 10
Indiana 760 $41,670 11
West Virginia 230 $41,490 12
Oregon 450 $41,310 13
Missouri 1,040 $40,150 14
Ohio 1,300 $39,050 15
Nevada 760 $38,340 16
Kansas 410 $38,110 17
Vermont 130 $37,730 18
New Hampshire 160 $37,720 19
Pennsylvania 1,300 $36,490 20
Michigan 630 $35,950 21
Kentucky 750 $35,710 22
Colorado 1,750 $34,930 23
Delaware 200 $34,260 24
New Mexico 630 $33,750 25
Idaho 390 $33,470 26
Nebraska 340 $33,410 27
Maryland 1,500 $32,450 28
Iowa 570 $31,850 29
Arizona 2,180 $31,580 30
Virginia 1,910 $31,460 31
South Dakota 170 $30,140 32
Utah 640 $30,020 33
Tennessee 2,190 $29,910 34
Wyoming 220 $29,770 35
South Carolina 1,520 $29,700 36
Montana 160 $29,650 37
Georgia 3,230 $29,320 38
Louisiana 1,060 $28,970 39
Florida 6,290 $28,560 40
Alabama 1,420 $28,460 41
North Dakota 140 $28,390 42
Puerto Rico 300 $27,900
Arkansas 550 $27,240 43
North Carolina 3,740 $26,030 44
Texas 5,850 $24,970 45
Oklahoma 770 $24,590 46
Mississippi 930 $24,320 47