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: Construction and building inspectors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 11,210 $61,980 1
District of Columbia 210 $61,740 2
Washington 2,190 $58,130 3
Nevada 1,180 $57,500 4
Connecticut 930 $55,560 5
Illinois 2,420 $54,010 6
New Jersey 4,280 $53,810 7
Minnesota 1,520 $53,300 8
Hawaii 470 $52,310 9
Oregon 1,250 $51,820 10
New York 5,560 $49,970 11
Colorado 2,070 $49,790 12
Virginia 3,760 $49,230 13
Michigan 3,850 $48,640 14
Wisconsin 1,250 $48,280 15
Iowa 720 $47,620 16
Florida 6,210 $47,320 17
Massachusetts 2,470 $46,990 18
Delaware 290 $46,430 19
Arizona 2,010 $46,410 20
Maryland 2,890 $45,630 21
Georgia 3,050 $45,170 22
Kansas 600 $44,640 23
Ohio 4,060 $44,600 24
Texas 8,070 $44,260 25
North Carolina 2,680 $43,940 26
Louisiana 1,270 $43,820 27
New Hampshire 320 $43,690 28
Rhode Island 270 $43,620 29
Alabama 1,420 $42,860 30
Vermont 110 $42,750 31
South Carolina 1,220 $42,720 32
Pennsylvania 5,400 $42,560 33
Missouri 1,820 $42,230 34
Kentucky 750 $42,070 35
Idaho 660 $41,980 36
South Dakota 170 $41,300 37
West Virginia 310 $41,160 38
New Mexico 600 $41,150 39
Utah 1,090 $41,120 40
Tennessee 1,030 $40,820 41
Nebraska 330 $40,280 42
Wyoming 160 $40,220 43
Indiana 1,290 $38,740 44
Oklahoma 1,120 $38,720 45
Maine 330 $38,710 46
Arkansas 720 $37,720 47
Mississippi 460 $36,940 48
Montana 270 $36,600 49
Puerto Rico 670 $27,180