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: Crane and tower operators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Nevada 550 $64,560 1
Hawaii 230 $63,170 2
Massachusetts 300 $59,450 3
Connecticut 320 $56,530 4
Washington 1,300 $55,680 5
New Jersey 820 $53,410 6
California 2,580 $53,010 7
Illinois 1,660 $52,320 8
Minnesota 510 $48,740 9
Michigan 1,230 $46,880 10
Maryland 650 $45,850 11
Colorado 450 $45,030 12
New Mexico 110 $44,930 13
Missouri 420 $44,640 14
South Carolina 1,070 $43,180 15
North Dakota 120 $42,350 16
Utah 320 $41,890 17
Oregon 600 $41,740 18
Wyoming 100 $41,710 19
Wisconsin 750 $41,500 20
Georgia 1,610 $41,150 21
Florida 3,260 $39,910 22.5
Pennsylvania 2,000 $39,910 22.5
Arizona 370 $39,670 24
Iowa 560 $39,620 25
Virginia 1,580 $39,490 26
Indiana 2,430 $39,270 27
Delaware 130 $38,700 28
Oklahoma 470 $38,190 29
North Carolina 960 $38,030 30
Kentucky 890 $37,090 31
Louisiana 1,860 $36,970 32
Ohio 2,640 $36,690 33
Tennessee 1,000 $36,530 34
Nebraska 210 $36,510 35
Maine 300 $36,270 36
Kansas 320 $36,020 37
Idaho 120 $36,010 38
Vermont 100 $34,060 39
Texas 5,090 $33,460 40
Mississippi 540 $33,280 41
Arkansas 610 $32,190 42
West Virginia 980 $29,780 43
Puerto Rico 210 $21,890