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: Helpers--electricians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 1,620 $34,450 1
Hawaii 280 $32,690 2
Alaska 110 $32,540 3
New York 3,610 $31,800 4
Massachusetts 2,330 $31,110 5
New Jersey 2,400 $30,420 6
Oregon 280 $30,110 7
Connecticut 500 $29,940 8
Washington 790 $29,840 9
Maine 650 $29,720 10
Missouri 910 $29,450 11
New Hampshire 200 $28,780 12
Colorado 910 $28,370 13
California 5,070 $28,280 14
Maryland 3,340 $28,240 15
Michigan 970 $27,440 16
Pennsylvania 2,260 $27,200 17
Wyoming 120 $26,630 18
Delaware 650 $26,150 19
Minnesota 320 $26,050 20
Rhode Island 230 $25,970 21.5
West Virginia 170 $25,970 21.5
New Mexico 1,680 $25,400 23
Vermont 140 $24,990 24
Ohio 2,460 $24,830 25
Virginia 5,110 $24,560 26
Kansas 520 $24,470 27
Oklahoma 1,520 $24,370 28
Tennessee 2,480 $24,280 29
Texas 13,570 $24,190 30
Wisconsin 940 $24,070 31
Nebraska 450 $23,910 32
North Carolina 7,080 $23,720 33.5
Indiana 910 $23,720 33.5
Georgia 5,680 $23,540 35
Kentucky 1,080 $23,510 36.5
Arkansas 990 $23,510 36.5
Nevada 2,490 $23,100 38
Iowa 480 $22,960 39
South Carolina 3,020 $22,890 40
Florida 10,890 $22,350 41
Louisiana 2,360 $22,330 42
Mississippi 990 $22,000 43
North Dakota 140 $21,950 44
South Dakota 390 $21,410 45
Utah 690 $21,100 46
Arizona 2,790 $20,740 47
Alabama 3,680 $20,520 48
Puerto Rico 2,820 $15,520