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: Security and fire alarm systems installers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 1,170 $49,590 1
Alaska 140 $47,940 2
Oregon 390 $46,320 3
Massachusetts 1,070 $44,000 4
Rhode Island 110 $43,340 5
Connecticut 630 $41,450 6
New Hampshire 230 $41,150 7
Minnesota 1,500 $41,080 8
Nevada 600 $41,000 9
Colorado 710 $40,650 10
New Jersey 1,860 $40,610 11
Washington 1,060 $40,570 12
Pennsylvania 1,650 $40,440 13
Arizona 1,930 $40,090 14
Nebraska 210 $38,700 15
California 5,710 $38,660 16
Michigan 1,050 $37,170 17
Iowa 240 $37,130 18
New York 3,520 $36,790 19
Virginia 1,810 $36,770 20
Indiana 770 $36,640 21
Delaware 140 $36,500 22
Wisconsin 580 $35,590 23
North Carolina 1,400 $35,170 24
Ohio 1,590 $34,520 25
Missouri 960 $34,390 26
Oklahoma 940 $34,330 27
Maryland 1,450 $33,950 28
Utah 690 $33,940 29
Mississippi 500 $33,770 30
Georgia 1,980 $32,410 31
Florida 5,570 $32,200 32
Texas 4,010 $32,120 33
Kentucky 440 $31,310 34
South Carolina 570 $31,170 35
Louisiana 710 $30,900 36
Kansas 250 $30,790 37
New Mexico 440 $30,780 38
Alabama 530 $30,210 39
Tennessee 1,060 $30,050 40
Arkansas 320 $29,490 41
West Virginia 120 $25,880 42
Puerto Rico 850 $21,090