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: Earth drillers, except oil and gas

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 390 $51,420 1
California 1,030 $48,750 2
Connecticut 250 $47,530 3
Nevada 480 $46,520 4
New Jersey 270 $46,230 5
Oregon 360 $46,170 6
Michigan 790 $44,370 7
New York 450 $44,070 8
Massachusetts 240 $41,720 9
Maryland 190 $41,490 10
Montana 270 $41,440 11
Louisiana 560 $41,090 12
Illinois 540 $40,680 13
Minnesota 360 $39,940 14
New Hampshire 250 $37,740 15
New Mexico 320 $37,270 16
Wisconsin 630 $36,450 17
Wyoming 370 $36,150 18
Kansas 160 $35,560 19
Idaho 160 $35,390 20
Virginia 960 $34,880 21
West Virginia 360 $34,860 22
Missouri 290 $34,660 23
Pennsylvania 940 $34,530 24
Maine 200 $34,470 25
Ohio 570 $34,250 26
Mississippi 220 $33,480 27
Florida 720 $33,210 28
Colorado 390 $32,850 29
Alabama 340 $32,620 30
Vermont 130 $32,570 31
Indiana 460 $31,680 32
Kentucky 1,010 $31,240 33
Texas 1,390 $31,180 34
North Carolina 400 $30,630 35
Tennessee 510 $30,610 36
Georgia 270 $30,200 37
Nebraska 350 $29,670 38
Puerto Rico 260 $20,430