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: Stationary engineers and boiler operators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 2,100 $62,850 1
District of Columbia 770 $56,310 2
California 4,630 $56,120 3
New York 4,580 $54,040 4
Alaska 140 $53,200 5
Wyoming 120 $52,830 6
Utah 310 $50,370 7
Washington 1,060 $50,280 8
Connecticut 460 $49,890 9
Michigan 1,090 $49,360 10
Rhode Island 200 $48,210 11
Minnesota 1,820 $47,970 12
Tennessee 590 $47,550 13
Colorado 620 $47,160 14
Arizona 460 $46,220 15
Ohio 2,090 $46,190 16
New Jersey 2,120 $46,120 17
Massachusetts 1,320 $45,860 18
Pennsylvania 1,330 $45,690 19
Oregon 330 $44,840 20
Maryland 1,220 $43,810 21
Kansas 240 $43,570 22
Wisconsin 1,030 $43,030 23
Indiana 730 $41,920 24
Iowa 240 $41,520 25
Maine 500 $40,880 26
Montana 290 $40,830 27
Idaho 160 $40,670 28
New Hampshire 110 $40,560 29
Virginia 850 $40,480 30
South Carolina 670 $40,460 31
Alabama 460 $40,230 32
Kentucky 410 $40,070 33
Mississippi 420 $39,950 34.5
Missouri 750 $39,950 34.5
West Virginia 310 $39,560 36
North Carolina 890 $39,450 37
Texas 2,930 $39,320 38
Nebraska 360 $38,160 39
Oklahoma 280 $37,320 40
Georgia 700 $36,990 41
Florida 1,240 $36,580 42
Arkansas 670 $35,560 43
Vermont 130 $34,440 44
Louisiana 510 $34,260 45
South Dakota 130 $33,530 46
Puerto Rico 400 $32,350