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: Electrical power-line installers and repairers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Oregon 1,330 $65,420 1
Hawaii 370 $63,700 2
Alaska 340 $63,320 3
Washington 2,190 $63,140 4
California 6,100 $61,750 5
New York 4,640 $61,340 6
Idaho 620 $59,190 7
Arizona 980 $58,190 8
Minnesota 1,700 $57,590 9
Nevada 670 $57,120 10
Montana 720 $56,650 11
Colorado 2,100 $56,460 12
Michigan 2,930 $55,530 13
Delaware 270 $55,280 14
Massachusetts 1,680 $55,170 15
Illinois 4,180 $54,910 16
North Dakota 610 $53,590 17
Wisconsin 2,640 $53,550 18
Maryland 1,210 $53,360 19
New Jersey 1,920 $52,400 20
Pennsylvania 3,990 $51,140 21
New Hampshire 330 $50,770 22
Vermont 280 $50,660 23
Indiana 2,380 $50,010 24
Alabama 3,110 $49,900 25
Iowa 1,710 $49,730 26
Ohio 3,230 $48,820 27
Florida 6,340 $48,510 28
Wyoming 710 $48,350 29
West Virginia 1,350 $48,300 30
Tennessee 2,500 $47,930 31
Missouri 3,070 $47,770 32
Kansas 1,410 $47,750 33
Utah 1,240 $47,740 34
South Dakota 740 $47,370 35
Nebraska 1,110 $46,380 36
Virginia 3,580 $45,840 37
Maine 340 $45,500 38
Georgia 6,100 $44,090 39
Kentucky 2,340 $43,750 40
North Carolina 5,300 $43,370 41
South Carolina 2,430 $42,640 42
Texas 8,920 $42,040 43
Oklahoma 1,660 $40,590 44
New Mexico 1,780 $40,470 45
Louisiana 2,000 $40,220 46
Mississippi 2,270 $39,940 47
Arkansas 1,860 $39,560 48
Puerto Rico 1,120 $35,100