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: Highway maintenance workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 3,770 $44,780 1
Connecticut 2,560 $44,410 2
Illinois 6,860 $41,880 3
New Jersey 3,240 $41,060 4
Washington 2,930 $40,370 5
Minnesota 5,280 $38,590 6
Massachusetts 2,630 $38,460 7
Nevada 540 $37,370 8
Michigan 3,630 $36,730 9
Colorado 2,740 $35,610 10
Virginia 3,880 $34,910 11
Oregon 2,090 $34,630 12
Utah 570 $34,570 13
New York 16,000 $34,220 14
Wyoming 360 $34,130 15
Iowa 3,840 $33,810 16
Ohio 9,230 $32,960 17
Wisconsin 5,610 $32,740 18
Montana 450 $32,590 19
Idaho 1,120 $32,550 20
Maryland 1,770 $32,150 21
Vermont 930 $30,950 22
Pennsylvania 8,630 $30,330 23
New Mexico 1,370 $29,360 24
North Dakota 590 $29,170 25
Arizona 1,550 $29,040 26
Nebraska 1,850 $28,320 27
Missouri 4,640 $28,200 28
New Hampshire 1,780 $27,590 29
Kansas 1,300 $27,580 30
Florida 3,000 $27,550 31
Indiana 4,380 $27,480 32
Texas 3,490 $26,690 33
Maine 2,490 $26,470 34
West Virginia 240 $26,230 35
South Carolina 370 $25,720 36
South Dakota 1,100 $25,640 37
North Carolina 1,100 $25,340 38
Arkansas 1,320 $25,030 39
Kentucky 2,590 $24,720 40
Louisiana 1,400 $24,130 41
Alabama 2,900 $24,080 42
Tennessee 3,450 $24,040 43
Oklahoma 3,700 $23,750 44
Georgia 2,040 $23,520 45
Mississippi 2,630 $21,850 46
Puerto Rico 3,690 $13,380