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: Structural metal fabricators and fitters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 1,580 $37,810 1
Colorado 1,130 $35,280 2
New Jersey 1,190 $35,210 3
Minnesota 1,120 $35,110 4
California 7,800 $35,050 5
Delaware 330 $34,920 6
Washington 2,010 $34,890 7
Oregon 1,870 $34,400 8
Nevada 540 $34,330 9
Wisconsin 3,370 $34,200 10
Maryland 1,060 $34,150 11
Illinois 2,660 $34,120 12
Michigan 2,650 $33,940 13
New York 3,000 $33,660 14
Wyoming 200 $33,370 15
Connecticut 1,730 $33,260 16
Pennsylvania 7,260 $32,600 17
Tennessee 2,610 $32,340 18
Louisiana 2,200 $32,080 19
Indiana 4,590 $31,960 20.5
Ohio 3,280 $31,960 20.5
West Virginia 480 $31,860 22
South Carolina 1,470 $31,740 23
Kentucky 900 $31,600 24
New Hampshire 150 $31,420 25
Virginia 2,620 $31,120 26
North Carolina 2,810 $30,940 27
Missouri 1,700 $30,550 28
Oklahoma 1,660 $30,040 29
North Dakota 400 $29,450 30
Iowa 1,840 $29,400 31
Idaho 390 $29,290 32
Mississippi 1,590 $29,240 33
Florida 3,850 $29,010 34
Kansas 1,190 $28,900 35
Utah 1,290 $28,500 36
Alabama 3,460 $28,250 37
Arizona 1,660 $28,080 38
Montana 220 $27,670 39
Texas 12,390 $27,580 40
New Mexico 260 $27,530 41
Nebraska 870 $27,330 42
Georgia 3,510 $27,020 43
South Dakota 200 $26,250 44
Arkansas 1,060 $26,040 45
Puerto Rico 540 $14,920