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--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 1,760 $38,450 1
Oregon 290 $32,980 2
Montana 350 $32,220 3
Connecticut 510 $31,880 4
New York 3,200 $30,360 5
New Jersey 1,260 $30,100 6
Minnesota 360 $30,040 7
Massachusetts 1,210 $29,320 8
Rhode Island 100 $28,900 9
Missouri 680 $28,880 10
Hawaii 200 $28,820 11
Nevada 1,660 $28,750 12
Washington 1,040 $28,720 13
Idaho 440 $28,240 14
California 7,360 $27,960 15
New Hampshire 350 $27,790 16
Michigan 730 $27,780 17
Colorado 790 $27,420 18
Maryland 2,350 $27,270 19
Maine 370 $26,620 20
Vermont 180 $26,610 21
Indiana 1,250 $26,550 22
West Virginia 200 $26,440 23
New Mexico 1,550 $26,210 24
Nebraska 340 $25,800 25
Kansas 700 $25,790 26
Delaware 280 $25,690 27
Pennsylvania 2,330 $25,490 28
Wisconsin 830 $25,120 29
Ohio 1,670 $24,740 30
Georgia 3,800 $24,560 31
Kentucky 1,560 $24,260 32
Louisiana 2,320 $23,710 33
Texas 11,270 $23,690 34
Virginia 3,460 $23,680 35.5
Tennessee 2,170 $23,680 35.5
North Dakota 210 $23,640 37
North Carolina 4,290 $23,560 38
Iowa 490 $23,420 39
Arizona 1,930 $23,390 40
Utah 770 $23,000 41
South Carolina 2,400 $22,860 42
Arkansas 730 $22,450 43
Mississippi 920 $22,200 44
Florida 7,060 $22,050 45
Wyoming 320 $21,890 46
Oklahoma 1,420 $21,210 47
South Dakota 290 $21,060 48
Alabama 1,590 $20,920 49
Puerto Rico 1,240 $18,690