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: Air traffic controllers

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Hampshire 500 $129,220 1
Virginia 1,120 $126,420 2
Minnesota 650 $125,890 3
Illinois 980 $124,350 4
New York 1,100 $123,850 5
Ohio 860 $121,280 6
Kansas 610 $120,180 7
Indiana 680 $119,750 8
Georgia 930 $119,520 9
Colorado 700 $116,800 10
Florida 1,620 $116,070 11
California 2,210 $114,800 12
Tennessee 710 $114,180 13
New Mexico 420 $113,050 14
Missouri 290 $112,080 15
Kentucky 200 $111,540 16
New Jersey 170 $109,030 17
Texas 2,410 $108,830 18
Michigan 370 $103,650 19
Oregon 140 $102,950 20
North Carolina 360 $101,180 21
Pennsylvania 490 $99,620 22
Wisconsin 130 $98,810 23
Massachusetts 160 $97,940 24
Hawaii 220 $96,040 25
Washington 790 $93,620 26
Alabama 200 $90,220 27
Nevada 290 $89,910 28
Oklahoma 510 $88,570 29
Arizona 430 $88,390 30
Arkansas 120 $84,410 31
Alaska 640 $83,340 32
South Carolina 190 $79,040 33
Connecticut 130 $77,180 34
Mississippi 130 $75,450 35
Louisiana 300 $73,820 36