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: Bridge and lock tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Minnesota 100 $47,190 1
Illinois 290 $45,990 2
Alabama 110 $44,250 3
California 110 $42,630 4
Pennsylvania 260 $40,790 5
Wisconsin 140 $40,120 6
New Jersey 200 $38,510 7
New York 350 $37,170 8
Missouri 120 $34,240 9
Mississippi 120 $33,540 10
Michigan 140 $33,020 11
Louisiana 390 $29,160 12
Florida 280 $25,680 13