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: Sailors and marine oilers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 1,660 $42,220 1
Alaska 440 $40,540 2
Virginia 2,600 $37,470 3
Oregon 320 $36,440 4
North Carolina 130 $35,200 5
Florida 3,540 $35,080 6
Ohio 610 $34,260 7
New York 1,490 $33,660 8
California 2,020 $33,440 9
Massachusetts 360 $33,090 10
Illinois 850 $32,810 11
Kentucky 1,030 $32,560 12
Louisiana 6,870 $31,780 13
Tennessee 140 $30,890 14
Indiana 810 $30,360 15
New Jersey 800 $30,260 16
Michigan 440 $30,160 17
Mississippi 170 $29,360 18
Maine 130 $27,980 19
Missouri 410 $27,670 20
Pennsylvania 490 $27,110 21
West Virginia 400 $26,410 22
Maryland 330 $26,170 23
Alabama 290 $25,400 24
Arkansas 170 $25,220 25
South Carolina 200 $24,570 26
Iowa 160 $22,520 27
Virgin Islands 180 $19,340