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, construction trades, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 1,720 $35,440 1
Michigan 850 $30,340 2
Ohio 890 $28,360 3
Nevada 1,190 $28,100 4
Maryland 1,110 $27,480 5
Washington 820 $27,330 6
New Jersey 820 $27,120 7
California 1,540 $26,860 8
Minnesota 830 $26,500 9.5
Wisconsin 220 $26,500 9.5
Hawaii 230 $25,970 11
Iowa 410 $25,730 12
New Hampshire 360 $25,660 13
Rhode Island 260 $25,520 14
Virginia 1,350 $25,370 15
Oregon 290 $25,180 16
Massachusetts 540 $25,000 17
Missouri 370 $24,650 18
Indiana 660 $24,300 19
Connecticut 200 $24,280 20
Pennsylvania 750 $23,590 21
Florida 5,900 $23,270 22
Texas 3,450 $22,930 23
Louisiana 1,160 $22,860 24
Arizona 1,150 $22,680 25
Wyoming 180 $22,670 26
Nebraska 680 $22,460 27
New Mexico 390 $22,380 28
Delaware 150 $21,630 29
Utah 640 $21,540 30
Alabama 290 $21,430 31
Oklahoma 370 $21,050 32
North Carolina 590 $20,710 33
Kentucky 170 $20,550 34
Arkansas 660 $19,950 35
Georgia 730 $19,840 36
South Carolina 490 $19,490 37
Tennessee 830 $19,230 38
Kansas 550 $17,940 39
Puerto Rico 550 $14,950