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: Riggers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Maryland 210 $50,130 1
Washington 610 $49,980 2
California 1,320 $49,000 3
New York 360 $46,070 4
Minnesota 110 $45,070 5
Massachusetts 340 $44,820 6
Colorado 380 $44,680 7
Pennsylvania 120 $42,190 8
Ohio 230 $41,880 9
Oregon 230 $41,260 10
Georgia 100 $40,820 11
Maine 240 $40,510 12
Texas 2,060 $40,350 13
Michigan 120 $39,300 14
South Carolina 180 $38,130 15
Virginia 1,190 $37,950 16
New Jersey 160 $36,100 17
Connecticut 150 $36,040 18
Florida 690 $35,190 19
North Carolina 110 $31,310 20
Louisiana 1,520 $29,630 21
Mississippi 190 $25,730 22