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: Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 3,460 $57,550 1
Connecticut 730 $54,570 2
Arizona 690 $54,210 3
Washington 760 $53,700 4
Alaska 100 $53,430 5
Illinois 1,340 $51,560 6
New Jersey 620 $50,190 7
Colorado 550 $49,870 8
Maine 120 $49,630 9
Ohio 740 $49,620 10
Nebraska 290 $49,590 11
North Dakota 100 $49,300 12
Maryland 950 $48,180 13
Minnesota 1,000 $48,020 14
Pennsylvania 1,120 $47,600 15
Massachusetts 400 $45,890 16
Missouri 930 $45,520 17
Oregon 640 $45,490 18
South Carolina 1,280 $45,280 19
Wyoming 140 $45,090 20
Indiana 1,310 $44,860 21
Utah 640 $44,580 22
Oklahoma 890 $44,250 23
Nevada 140 $43,610 24
Kansas 310 $43,130 25
Iowa 690 $42,620 26
South Dakota 240 $41,470 27
Virginia 810 $40,390 28
Louisiana 490 $40,040 29
West Virginia 550 $40,020 30
North Carolina 940 $38,970 31
Alabama 1,100 $38,670 32
Vermont 300 $38,540 33
Texas 5,840 $37,840 34
Mississippi 520 $36,790 35
New Mexico 370 $36,770 36
Tennessee 790 $36,430 37
Georgia 1,000 $36,030 38
Florida 1,260 $35,660 39
New Hampshire 140 $35,150 40
Arkansas 400 $32,710 41
Kentucky 800 $31,420 42
Puerto Rico 140 $24,230