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: Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 720 $59,370 1
California 5,210 $56,950 2
Mississippi 1,090 $56,790 3
Montana 500 $54,960 4
Texas 11,740 $54,650 5
New Jersey 860 $53,730 6
Louisiana 5,870 $52,850 7
Hawaii 250 $52,540 8
Colorado 310 $50,940 9
Oklahoma 890 $50,470 10
Virginia 140 $49,650 11
Pennsylvania 1,680 $49,210 12
North Dakota 310 $48,970 13
Georgia 260 $48,520 14
Arkansas 320 $47,440 15
Kansas 1,010 $47,320 16
Utah 490 $47,030 17
New York 230 $46,890 18
Indiana 720 $46,490 19
Arizona 180 $46,030 20
Michigan 210 $45,920 21
Wyoming 640 $44,630 22
New Mexico 1,470 $44,520 23
Maryland 100 $44,190 24
Alabama 330 $44,100 25
West Virginia 170 $43,160 26
Wisconsin 130 $43,120 27
Florida 320 $42,450 28
Illinois 1,490 $37,550 29