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: Telecommunications line installers and repairers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 16,100 $62,140 1
Alaska 180 $56,380 2
Maine 740 $56,240 3
Massachusetts 4,590 $55,880 4
New Jersey 4,910 $53,870 5
Illinois 4,960 $52,940 6
Vermont 440 $52,830 7
Delaware 430 $52,720 8
Maryland 2,460 $50,350 9
New Hampshire 1,680 $50,330 10
Pennsylvania 8,310 $50,090 11
California 16,280 $49,140 12
West Virginia 1,470 $48,830 13
Nevada 1,070 $47,030 14
Hawaii 830 $46,930 15
Virginia 8,330 $44,430 16
Washington 3,730 $43,820 17
Michigan 2,130 $42,950 18
Kansas 1,440 $42,820 19
Montana 440 $42,490 20
Missouri 4,030 $42,190 21
Ohio 5,400 $41,340 22
Colorado 2,910 $41,120 23
Indiana 2,540 $40,870 24
Texas 14,250 $40,840 25
Florida 9,850 $40,640 26
Arkansas 1,220 $40,500 27
Wisconsin 2,340 $40,450 28
Oklahoma 1,760 $40,180 29
Tennessee 2,420 $40,000 30
Connecticut 1,040 $39,800 31
Minnesota 2,020 $39,660 32
North Dakota 380 $38,990 33
Iowa 1,370 $38,890 34
Oregon 2,030 $38,840 35
Idaho 190 $38,450 36
Utah 810 $38,090 37
North Carolina 4,420 $37,020 38
Georgia 3,730 $36,940 39
Nebraska 970 $36,480 40
Arizona 1,460 $36,150 41
Alabama 2,320 $35,770 42
South Dakota 620 $35,000 43
South Carolina 1,640 $34,850 44
Louisiana 1,990 $34,030 45
Wyoming 210 $33,040 46
Kentucky 1,930 $32,160 47
New Mexico 520 $31,890 48
Puerto Rico 1,880 $30,790
Mississippi 1,030 $30,530 49