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: Bus drivers, school

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 990 $33,940 1
Washington 9,710 $31,450 2
New York 46,700 $31,310 3
California 23,150 $30,610 4
Massachusetts 10,080 $29,700 5
North Dakota 1,780 $29,460 6
Nevada 2,220 $29,430 7
Michigan 15,900 $29,410 8
Hawaii 910 $29,010 9
Minnesota 10,680 $28,510 10
Colorado 4,920 $28,440 11
Indiana 12,030 $27,850 12
New Jersey 19,040 $27,760 13
Connecticut 7,990 $27,430 14
Vermont 1,200 $27,290 15
Guam 180 $27,210
Utah 1,270 $27,200 16
Maryland 6,370 $27,090 17
Maine 1,870 $26,720 18
Kentucky 7,730 $26,430 19
Illinois 22,810 $26,240 20
Oregon 5,070 $26,170 21
Rhode Island 2,010 $26,080 22
Iowa 4,820 $25,800 23
Montana 2,040 $25,550 24
Virginia 14,760 $25,100 25
Florida 20,290 $24,580 26
Wisconsin 10,150 $24,530 27
New Hampshire 2,530 $24,480 28
Nebraska 2,610 $24,140 29
Delaware 1,720 $24,110 30
South Dakota 1,300 $23,680 31
Missouri 9,810 $23,590 32
Idaho 2,050 $23,380 33
Pennsylvania 25,650 $22,730 34
North Carolina 16,350 $22,320 35
Arizona 6,770 $22,240 36
Wyoming 1,250 $21,540 37
West Virginia 3,790 $21,110 38
Texas 32,570 $20,620 39
New Mexico 3,000 $19,470 40
Arkansas 6,010 $18,450 41
Tennessee 9,290 $17,850 42
Georgia 11,560 $17,610 43
Oklahoma 5,090 $17,500 44
South Carolina 6,980 $17,440 45
Mississippi 5,190 $15,630 46
Louisiana 8,630 $14,980 47
Alabama 7,690 $14,220 48
Puerto Rico 1,040 $13,740