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: Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 240 $34,120 1
Alaska 620 $30,590 2
New York 9,120 $29,560 3
Connecticut 1,300 $29,360 4
Illinois 5,440 $28,380 5
Massachusetts 2,400 $27,610 6
Nevada 1,640 $27,320 7
Hawaii 730 $27,220 8
Delaware 590 $26,550 9
Colorado 1,610 $26,310 10
Michigan 3,390 $26,290 11
Oregon 1,560 $26,210 12
Tennessee 3,710 $26,160 13
Virgin Islands 120 $26,100
Idaho 640 $25,890 14
Missouri 2,300 $25,880 15
Minnesota 2,630 $25,690 16
Maryland 4,630 $25,570 17
Iowa 770 $25,280 18
Washington 3,150 $25,180 19
Indiana 2,570 $25,030 20
Virginia 5,070 $25,020 21
New Jersey 3,970 $24,800 22
California 15,290 $24,660 23
Arizona 3,450 $24,620 24
Pennsylvania 8,320 $24,470 25
Nebraska 410 $24,170 26
Wisconsin 2,240 $23,940 27
Ohio 3,980 $23,540 28
Kansas 1,140 $23,510 29
Georgia 7,160 $23,320 30
Vermont 220 $23,270 31
Rhode Island 780 $23,200 32
North Carolina 6,630 $23,070 33
Montana 680 $23,030 34
Utah 1,640 $22,890 35
New Hampshire 740 $22,850 36
South Carolina 3,560 $22,430 37
Oklahoma 2,480 $22,410 38
Maine 700 $22,340 39
New Mexico 1,460 $22,320 40
Kentucky 1,540 $21,910 41
Mississippi 1,300 $21,680 42
Texas 16,950 $21,510 43
Louisiana 4,160 $21,420 44
Wyoming 480 $21,060 45
Arkansas 1,950 $20,890 46
Florida 8,230 $20,830 47
North Dakota 500 $20,610 48
Alabama 4,150 $20,260 49
West Virginia 760 $20,070 50
Puerto Rico 2,640 $19,570
Guam 200 $18,960
South Dakota 110 $17,440 51