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: Structural iron and steel workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 4,490 $67,080 1
Illinois 3,050 $66,330 2
Nevada 1,030 $61,720 3
Massachusetts 1,260 $60,670 4
New Jersey 1,190 $60,000 5
Connecticut 370 $56,650 6
Alaska 280 $56,390 7
Minnesota 780 $56,110 8
Washington 2,100 $53,200 9
Oregon 450 $49,920 10
Ohio 2,640 $49,850 11
California 4,930 $49,260 12
Pennsylvania 3,040 $49,220 13
Maryland 1,210 $47,790 14
Michigan 1,360 $46,770 15
Wisconsin 1,360 $46,270 16
Missouri 2,130 $44,740 17
Indiana 1,950 $44,560 18
Iowa 810 $43,550 19
Delaware 240 $42,490 20
Colorado 640 $41,190 21
Kentucky 800 $39,430 22
Maine 310 $39,400 23
New Hampshire 300 $37,600 24
Oklahoma 510 $37,360 25
Tennessee 1,090 $36,470 26
Nebraska 690 $36,330 27
Utah 800 $36,100 28
North Dakota 220 $36,030 29
Louisiana 3,170 $35,820 30
Florida 3,960 $35,260 31
New Mexico 200 $35,130 32
Alabama 1,310 $35,100 33
South Carolina 740 $34,780 34
West Virginia 800 $34,710 35
Virginia 2,190 $34,370 36
North Carolina 1,600 $33,430 37
Wyoming 230 $33,290 38
Arizona 1,780 $33,020 39
Vermont 110 $31,100 40
Idaho 350 $30,890 41
Georgia 1,510 $30,340 42
Arkansas 750 $29,750 43
Mississippi 720 $29,240 44
Texas 6,990 $29,170 45
South Dakota 370 $27,930 46
Kansas 350 $27,870 47
Puerto Rico 960 $15,530