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--extraction workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 430 $55,830 1
Illinois 510 $37,120 2
West Virginia 1,990 $36,970 3
Wyoming 730 $36,550 4
California 1,760 $34,180 5
New Jersey 100 $31,790 6
Oklahoma 2,200 $31,660 7
Louisiana 520 $31,500 8
Montana 250 $31,260 9
Colorado 1,010 $31,150 10
New Mexico 760 $30,910 11
Kentucky 1,490 $30,340 12
Utah 310 $30,270 13
Nevada 310 $30,210 14
New York 510 $29,790 15
Michigan 270 $29,780 16
Maryland 130 $29,640 17
Pennsylvania 1,240 $29,620 18
Ohio 510 $28,930 19
Washington 150 $28,690 20
Virginia 270 $28,240 21
Idaho 140 $27,810 22
Arizona 270 $27,290 23
Georgia 120 $26,520 24
Arkansas 390 $26,310 25
Massachusetts 100 $25,490 26
Kansas 410 $25,330 27
Indiana 270 $25,260 28.5
Tennessee 230 $25,260 28.5
Missouri 100 $24,900 30
Texas 4,700 $24,860 31
Florida 160 $24,510 32
North Carolina 150 $22,780 33
South Carolina 110 $22,410 34
Mississippi 320 $21,560 35