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).

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Occupation Selected: Commercial pilots

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Ohio 1,650 $119,000 1
Illinois 290 $90,030 2
Hawaii 170 $85,020 3
New York 250 $77,860 4
New Hampshire 150 $74,460 5
Delaware 130 $73,190 6
California 2,710 $72,260 7
Georgia 580 $67,850 8
Idaho 280 $67,540 9
Connecticut 240 $67,240 10
Texas 2,440 $66,460 11
Nebraska 140 $66,060 12
Virginia 420 $65,880 13
Kansas 420 $64,130 14
Alabama 360 $63,980 15
New Jersey 470 $63,670 16
Washington 620 $62,380 17
Florida 2,760 $61,730 18
North Carolina 800 $61,460 19
Arkansas 570 $61,230 20
Michigan 400 $60,640 21
Alaska 550 $60,410 22
Nevada 420 $59,750 23
Iowa 250 $58,730 24
Indiana 680 $58,540 25
Louisiana 1,130 $58,440 26
Mississippi 110 $57,550 27
Colorado 410 $56,920 28
Oklahoma 340 $56,750 29
Pennsylvania 840 $55,700 30
Wisconsin 700 $55,680 31
Tennessee 410 $55,500 32.5
West Virginia 140 $55,500 32.5
Arizona 880 $55,320 34
Montana 350 $54,570 35
Maryland 160 $54,300 36
South Carolina 200 $53,970 37
Missouri 740 $53,380 38
North Dakota 210 $52,130 39
Minnesota 560 $52,020 40
Kentucky 120 $51,230 41
Oregon 390 $48,850 42
New Mexico 190 $47,200 43
South Dakota 190 $45,620 44
Puerto Rico 140 $43,760