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--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 730 $35,110 1
Missouri 150 $34,260 2
Minnesota 230 $28,430 3
Michigan 400 $26,620 4
Ohio 310 $26,520 5
Washington 750 $25,740 6
New Jersey 160 $25,680 7
Wisconsin 280 $25,400 8
New York 560 $24,620 9
Pennsylvania 490 $24,460 10
Hawaii 160 $24,240 11
California 3,320 $24,220 12
Colorado 380 $24,210 13
Oregon 180 $23,750 14
Nevada 1,600 $23,590 15
Massachusetts 160 $23,340 16
Tennessee 460 $22,310 17
Indiana 150 $22,160 18
Mississippi 190 $21,680 19
Oklahoma 180 $21,650 20
Louisiana 970 $21,240 21
Arizona 1,130 $21,210 22
Florida 3,860 $21,120 23
Maryland 300 $20,900 24
South Carolina 660 $20,810 25
New Mexico 420 $20,080 26
Kentucky 100 $20,070 27
Utah 610 $19,890 28
North Carolina 360 $19,670 29.5
Arkansas 330 $19,670 29.5
Kansas 130 $19,610 31
Virginia 760 $18,700 32
Texas 1,710 $18,560 33
Georgia 260 $17,930 34
Puerto Rico 120 $14,090