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: Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Michigan 250 $67,960 1
Virginia 1,560 $64,830 2
Louisiana 6,880 $63,650 3
Connecticut 350 $63,540 4
New York 1,690 $63,330 5
Washington 1,300 $62,400 6
Oregon 160 $62,320 7
Texas 2,590 $60,850 8
Ohio 350 $58,230 9
New Jersey 640 $55,870 10
Missouri 270 $55,290 11
Pennsylvania 440 $55,040 12
Georgia 160 $54,950 13
California 1,660 $54,600 14
Alaska 450 $54,010 15
Iowa 100 $53,960 16
Kentucky 650 $53,520 17
Puerto Rico 130 $53,070
Florida 2,890 $52,860 18
Mississippi 240 $52,470 19
Alabama 380 $52,200 20
West Virginia 210 $51,250 21
Wisconsin 120 $48,660 22
Maine 160 $47,750 23
Massachusetts 670 $47,290 24
Rhode Island 110 $47,250 25
Tennessee 490 $47,080 26
Illinois 740 $44,540 27
Maryland 910 $44,410 28
Hawaii 1,020 $44,120 29
South Carolina 370 $41,930 30
Virgin Islands 130 $36,770