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).

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Occupation Selected: Transportation inspectors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 230 $93,690 1
Alaska 200 $69,990 2
Minnesota 210 $69,200 3
Arizona 360 $67,170 4
Connecticut 210 $65,830 5.5
Florida 800 $65,830 5.5
California 1,790 $63,340 7
New Jersey 770 $61,330 8
Georgia 1,180 $61,260 9
South Carolina 290 $60,050 10
Washington 890 $59,690 11
Nevada 130 $58,460 12
Indiana 290 $58,350 13
Tennessee 470 $57,930 14
Pennsylvania 970 $57,390 15
Oklahoma 370 $56,000 16
Wisconsin 240 $55,750 17
Hawaii 140 $55,160 18
Kentucky 260 $55,030 19
Michigan 390 $54,850 20
Illinois 1,230 $54,840 21
North Carolina 400 $52,280 22
Utah 240 $51,000 23
Virginia 380 $50,620 24
Iowa 190 $50,210 25
Nebraska 310 $50,050 26
Missouri 510 $50,040 27
Texas 2,140 $49,780 28
Alabama 220 $49,190 29
Montana 190 $48,420 30
Massachusetts 340 $47,520 31
Maryland 540 $47,340 32
Kansas 380 $47,270 33
Louisiana 430 $46,900 34
Oregon 310 $46,220 35
New Mexico 110 $45,610 36
Ohio 950 $45,560 37
Wyoming 210 $45,540 38
Mississippi 160 $44,520 39
South Dakota 100 $40,340 40