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).

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Occupation Selected: Fence erectors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 600 $35,270 1
Massachusetts 560 $34,890 2
California 3,210 $33,790 3
Washington 1,070 $31,650 4
New Jersey 520 $31,580 5
Wisconsin 300 $31,550 6
Minnesota 130 $31,460 7
Connecticut 460 $31,070 8
Pennsylvania 870 $30,910 9
Rhode Island 230 $29,950 10
New York 1,440 $29,690 11
Colorado 260 $29,280 12
Oregon 420 $28,590 13
Iowa 280 $28,160 14
Nebraska 390 $27,130 15
Virginia 990 $27,030 16
Nevada 600 $26,920 17
Missouri 320 $26,770 18
Florida 1,470 $26,570 19
Indiana 420 $26,140 20
Ohio 620 $25,700 21
Arkansas 130 $25,520 22
Hawaii 180 $24,640 23
South Carolina 280 $24,560 24
Texas 1,630 $23,420 25
Montana 220 $23,310 26
Kentucky 590 $23,110 27
Utah 750 $22,550 28
Alabama 370 $22,300 29
Louisiana 470 $21,700 30