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: Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 410 $66,800 1
New York 740 $62,690 2
Minnesota 120 $55,340 3
Washington 140 $53,800 4
West Virginia 140 $51,750 5
Ohio 900 $51,290 6
Pennsylvania 260 $51,250 7
California 5,300 $48,700 8
Michigan 200 $46,970 9
Missouri 810 $45,950 10
Wisconsin 500 $45,780 11
Iowa 280 $42,670 12
Maryland 630 $40,950 13
Indiana 340 $39,980 14
Louisiana 650 $39,350 15
Kentucky 270 $39,140 16
Virginia 920 $38,390 17
Utah 820 $37,230 18
Tennessee 250 $35,470 19
Colorado 350 $35,390 20
Kansas 110 $35,130 21
Georgia 720 $33,150 22
Alabama 740 $31,290 23
Florida 2,710 $30,950 24
South Carolina 270 $28,610 25
North Carolina 550 $28,560 26
Mississippi 250 $28,130 27
Texas 3,670 $27,940 28
New Mexico 320 $26,270 29
Puerto Rico 780 $15,600