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: Industrial truck and tractor operators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 670 $37,320 1
Michigan 22,100 $36,670 2
Wyoming 810 $35,470 3
Washington 14,500 $33,980 4
California 69,220 $32,780 5
Minnesota 10,060 $32,590 6
Hawaii 1,650 $32,500 7
Massachusetts 7,690 $31,690 8
New York 18,990 $31,360 9
Connecticut 4,150 $31,280 10
New Jersey 18,430 $30,970 11
Illinois 32,470 $30,710 12
North Dakota 830 $30,630 13
Oregon 10,200 $30,330 14
Maryland 9,180 $30,260 15
Wisconsin 15,610 $29,930 16
Indiana 21,820 $29,880 17
Rhode Island 900 $29,720 18
Ohio 30,520 $29,710 19
Delaware 1,610 $29,480 20
Pennsylvania 33,280 $29,400 21
Nevada 3,070 $29,340 22
Colorado 9,060 $29,090 23
Montana 1,190 $28,850 24
District of Columbia 270 $28,600 25
Kentucky 15,220 $28,170 26
New Hampshire 1,530 $28,120 27
Nebraska 2,730 $28,090 28
Maine 2,230 $28,020 29
Tennessee 20,990 $27,760 30
Kansas 5,490 $27,730 31
Iowa 10,360 $27,710 32
Vermont 1,050 $27,650 33
Missouri 17,400 $27,610 34
Virginia 16,280 $27,530 35
Utah 4,220 $27,090 36
South Carolina 10,860 $27,050 37
Arizona 6,000 $27,020 38
West Virginia 2,860 $26,790 39
North Carolina 23,050 $26,780 40
Alabama 10,640 $26,090 41
Georgia 30,600 $26,070 42
Florida 27,060 $25,990 43
South Dakota 1,030 $25,910 44
Louisiana 7,070 $25,700 45
Arkansas 9,550 $25,460 46
Idaho 3,880 $25,170 47
New Mexico 1,410 $24,670 48
Texas 45,060 $24,310 49
Mississippi 6,980 $24,140 50
Guam 100 $21,920
Puerto Rico 2,420 $17,620