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: Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 8,250 $50,800 1
Nevada 570 $49,820 2
New Jersey 2,170 $47,650 3
Illinois 4,030 $46,920 4
Alaska 590 $43,380 5
Massachusetts 1,760 $42,790 6
Rhode Island 360 $42,360 7
New York 3,800 $42,330 8
Hawaii 300 $42,010 9
Minnesota 2,320 $41,910 10
Arizona 1,050 $41,750 11
Connecticut 940 $41,730 12
Oregon 1,530 $41,360 13
Maryland 1,130 $41,140 14
Colorado 1,870 $40,640 15
Wyoming 400 $40,260 16
New Hampshire 310 $39,430 17
Florida 5,100 $38,820 18
Delaware 230 $38,590 19
Michigan 2,980 $38,210 20
Ohio 5,900 $38,160 21
Utah 1,020 $36,690 22
North Dakota 510 $36,260 23
Wisconsin 3,140 $36,080 24
Virginia 3,670 $35,750 25
Pennsylvania 6,450 $35,710 26
Iowa 1,530 $35,100 27
Nebraska 630 $34,940 28
Indiana 2,770 $34,310 29
Maine 770 $34,100 30
South Dakota 650 $33,450 31
Alabama 1,890 $33,410 32
South Carolina 1,700 $33,340 33
North Carolina 3,000 $32,260 34
Missouri 2,050 $32,150 35
Montana 340 $31,990 36
Tennessee 2,680 $31,980 37
Vermont 330 $31,820 38
Idaho 820 $31,630 39
Kansas 1,230 $31,570 40
Georgia 2,850 $31,370 41
Arkansas 1,830 $31,060 42
Texas 10,550 $30,450 43
Kentucky 1,810 $29,980 44
Mississippi 940 $28,960 45
New Mexico 920 $28,310 46
West Virginia 1,530 $28,170 47
Louisiana 2,020 $27,150 48
Oklahoma 2,090 $26,520 49
Puerto Rico 1,670 $25,000