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: Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 400 $49,170 1
District of Columbia 140 $45,790 2
Washington 7,270 $41,530 3
Hawaii 440 $39,080 4
Connecticut 7,310 $37,650 5
Michigan 27,340 $37,580 6
New Mexico 1,060 $37,280 7
Massachusetts 9,140 $36,840 8
Maryland 5,210 $36,130 9
Rhode Island 1,650 $34,820 10
Ohio 27,580 $34,140 11
Delaware 620 $34,070 12
Missouri 8,790 $33,680 13
Louisiana 6,860 $33,470 14
Kansas 4,770 $33,350 15
Virginia 9,740 $33,310 16
Colorado 4,000 $33,250 17
New Hampshire 2,850 $33,150 18.5
Pennsylvania 23,730 $33,150 18.5
North Dakota 620 $32,920 20
Indiana 19,890 $32,700 21
Minnesota 7,670 $32,670 22
California 48,210 $32,580 23
New York 19,780 $32,530 24.5
New Jersey 11,830 $32,530 24.5
Oklahoma 5,840 $32,340 26
Iowa 5,800 $32,180 27
Illinois 22,180 $32,170 28
Nevada 1,670 $31,950 29
Oregon 6,140 $31,920 30
West Virginia 2,460 $31,820 31
Nebraska 2,700 $31,160 32
Arizona 6,480 $31,110 33
Utah 3,520 $30,980 34
Kentucky 10,470 $30,890 35
Texas 33,880 $30,560 36
Montana 500 $30,430 37
Wisconsin 21,240 $30,180 38
Vermont 1,020 $29,660 39
Tennessee 12,280 $29,650 40
Wyoming 580 $29,170 41.5
Idaho 1,180 $29,170 41.5
Georgia 14,430 $29,040 43
Maine 1,680 $28,930 44
Arkansas 6,530 $28,900 45
North Carolina 22,460 $28,640 46
Florida 14,830 $28,480 47
South Carolina 13,420 $28,370 48
Alabama 9,290 $26,890 49
Mississippi 4,670 $26,880 50
South Dakota 890 $26,260 51
Puerto Rico 3,960 $25,770