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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State Selected: Alaska

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Occupation Jobs Average
Salary
Nat.
Rank
All Occupations 303,890 $43,920 8
Management occupations 23,980 $71,390 44
Chief executives 1,640 $113,130 43
General and operations managers 7,860 $72,790 47
Advertising and promotions managers 110 $61,970 36
Marketing managers 330 $69,700 48
Sales managers 900 $63,940 49
Public relations managers 160 $62,690 41
Administrative services managers 1,760 $54,230 44
Computer and information systems managers 480 $79,470 42
Financial managers 1,430 $75,780 40
Compensation and benefits managers 110 $70,130 31
Human resources managers, all other 190 $72,330 40
Purchasing managers 170 $73,100 37
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 680 $68,770 39
Construction managers 890 $82,940 21
Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 140 $40,370 23
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 650 $84,570 9
Education administrators, all other 110 $61,400 28
Engineering managers 430 $100,650 26
Food service managers 810 $34,980 48
Lodging managers 230 $40,730 38
Medical and health services managers 580 $84,870 12
Natural sciences managers 390 $86,690 33
Postmasters and mail superintendents 180 $45,170 45
Property, real estate, and community association managers 500 $59,710 19
Social and community service managers 710 $48,660 35
Managers, all other 1,680 $66,080 45
Business and financial operations occupations 9,660 $59,680 15
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 190 $44,990 34
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 480 $57,690 10
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 330 $62,010 1
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,100 $45,270 33
Cost estimators 360 $63,630 5
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 170 $46,920 20
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 130 $51,920 19
Training and development specialists 190 $52,440 13
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 440 $61,230 8
Logisticians 150 $66,050 15
Management analysts 440 $72,980 25
Business operations specialists, all other 2,400 $66,670 6
Accountants and auditors 1,490 $55,830 28
Budget analysts 250 $63,760 14
Financial analysts 120 $78,860 12
Loan officers 390 $78,670 2
Financial specialists, all other 390 $52,780 28
Computer and mathematical occupations 3,930 $61,980 25
Computer programmers 770 $62,200 28
Computer software engineers, applications 160 $71,740 30
Computer support specialists 980 $46,970 11
Computer systems analysts 340 $72,030 15
Database administrators 130 $69,850 11
Network and computer systems administrators 430 $65,440 12
Network systems and data communications analysts 360 $58,720 39
Computer specialists, all other 550 $73,620 5
Architecture and engineering occupations 6,330 $69,180 10
Architects, except landscape and naval 380 $73,450 7
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 100 $57,040 9
Surveyors 390 $58,490 6
Civil engineers 980 $76,280 6
Electrical engineers 170 $84,730 5
Electronics engineers, except computer 100 $73,940 32
Environmental engineers 250 $72,290 19
Industrial engineers 120 $84,210 2
Mechanical engineers 330 $83,280 3
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers 100 $84,690 4
Petroleum engineers 230 $103,930 3
Engineers, all other 720 $77,660 21
Architectural and civil drafters 330 $47,460 8
Civil engineering technicians 520 $55,650 2
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 290 $62,460 2
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 350 $55,830 11
Surveying and mapping technicians 280 $44,430 3
Life, physical, and social science occupations 5,870 $54,860 26
Zoologists and wildlife biologists 850 $56,350 11
Biological scientists, all other 340 $65,320 9
Conservation scientists 220 $66,190 2
Foresters 110 $59,130 3
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 520 $62,870 15
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 300 $85,660 5
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 190 $61,630 22
Urban and regional planners 210 $56,370 23
Anthropologists and archeologists 100 $60,620 2
Biological technicians 590 $33,370 26
Chemical technicians 120 $40,990 15
Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 170 $36,510 28
Forest and conservation technicians 530 $38,290 4
Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other 330 $48,310 6
Community and social services occupations 5,630 $40,170 16
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 230 $41,970 3
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 740 $48,500 17
Mental health counselors 290 $42,850 5
Rehabilitation counselors 300 $35,270 12
Counselors, all other 180 $37,780 13
Child, family, and school social workers 1,070 $39,050 20
Medical and public health social workers 130 $46,660 12
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 330 $37,790 22
Social workers, all other 350 $45,700 18
Health educators 280 $41,290 33
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 230 $51,410 9
Social and human service assistants 910 $31,300 5
Community and social service specialists, all other 400 $38,600 13
Legal occupations 2,090 $69,160 35
Lawyers 960 $94,990 31
Paralegals and legal assistants 690 $45,020 18
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 220 $47,470 7
Legal support workers, all other 110 $47,570 8
Education, training, and library occupations 21,720 $46,190 15
Business teachers, postsecondary 500 $58,160 38
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary 100 $65,500 9
Education teachers, postsecondary 130 $61,480 5
Preschool teachers, except special education 1,030 $27,520 12
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 220 $52,450 6
Elementary school teachers, except special education 3,570 $56,820 3
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,120 $55,970 6
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,130 $54,040 10
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 280 $56,560 8
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 660 $58,080 4
Special education teachers, middle school 230 $60,170 3
Special education teachers, secondary school 360 $57,510 8
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 140 $37,170 33
Self-enrichment education teachers 230 $40,620 12
Teachers and instructors, all other 1,620 $44,400 11
Librarians 360 $51,970 17
Library technicians 250 $36,830 2
Instructional coordinators 730 $50,870 29
Teacher assistants 4,130 $31,200 1
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 3,010 $42,970 18
Artists and related workers, all other 170 $47,180 11
Floral designers 150 $25,210 8
Graphic designers 240 $39,020 26
Coaches and scouts 170 $29,910 31
Radio and television announcers 220 $32,730 19
Reporters and correspondents 220 $40,230 16
Public relations specialists 320 $62,860 4
Editors 170 $57,510 4
Media and communication workers, all other 130 $41,840 20
Photographers 140 $40,160 4
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations 13,150 $72,050 3
Dentists, general 230 $163,140 6
Dietitians and nutritionists 120 $56,880 2
Pharmacists 370 $101,290 3
Family and general practitioners 270 $143,810 38
Physicians and surgeons, all other 350 $165,130 9
Physician assistants 180 $86,460 1
Registered nurses 5,260 $64,830 8
Respiratory therapists 200 $57,940 2
Speech-language pathologists 310 $68,140 6
Veterinarians 130 $85,840 11
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 100 $74,780 28
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 210 $60,800 2
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 210 $45,410 2
Dental hygienists 340 $81,430 2
Radiologic technologists and technicians 370 $58,190 3
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 180 $46,970 1
Pharmacy technicians 470 $33,610 2
Surgical technologists 160 $47,760 1
Veterinary technologists and technicians 150 $31,020 7
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 480 $43,470 9
Medical records and health information technicians 470 $32,850 10
Opticians, dispensing 120 $37,520 8
Health technologists and technicians, all other 240 $52,870 1
Occupational health and safety specialists 280 $79,700 1
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 390 $48,700 11
Healthcare support occupations 6,220 $31,160 1
Home health aides 1,880 $25,210 3
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,530 $30,660 1
Psychiatric aides 170 $34,820 1
Massage therapists 150 $48,120 3
Dental assistants 720 $37,690 1
Medical assistants 700 $32,210 2
Medical transcriptionists 130 $38,390 2
Healthcare support workers, all other 670 $34,890 2
Protective service occupations 10,590 $38,100 14
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 250 $77,810 8
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers 190 $64,910 15
First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers, all other 120 $59,870 1
Fire fighters 2,430 $31,640 37
Correctional officers and jailers 990 $45,430 6
Detectives and criminal investigators 170 $67,460 9
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,140 $54,260 7
Security guards 2,440 $28,620 1
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 650 $24,270 2
Protective service workers, all other 1,030 $47,210 1
Food preparation and serving related occupations 21,590 $22,470 3
Chefs and head cooks 520 $34,840 25.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 950 $31,810 15
Cooks, fast food 560 $18,100 9
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,210 $33,470 1
Cooks, restaurant 1,620 $27,310 1
Cooks, short order 520 $25,280 1
Food preparation workers 2,050 $24,250 1
Bartenders 1,820 $22,540 7
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 4,020 $18,830 4
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,800 $19,010 4
Waiters and waitresses 3,650 $19,060 12
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 440 $19,280 4
Dishwashers 1,370 $19,850 3
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 460 $19,090 8
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 10,090 $26,580 3.5
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 400 $37,370 7
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,930 $27,660 1
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 2,660 $21,770 8
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 790 $26,480 5
Grounds maintenance workers, all other 140 $34,570 1
Personal care and service occupations 10,810 $27,390 4
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 260 $42,950 4
Nonfarm animal caretakers 180 $23,670 4
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 540 $23,590 5
Gaming service workers, all other 240 $21,910 9
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers 130 $19,580 6
Amusement and recreation attendants 610 $20,500 4
Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 130 $23,110 2
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 610 $28,680 4
Baggage porters and bellhops 200 $19,550 19
Tour guides and escorts 820 $25,260 7
Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and baggage porters 340 $31,800 1
Child care workers 1,270 $22,170 4
Personal and home care aides 3,480 $27,940 1
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 610 $31,790 17
Recreation workers 510 $31,910 1
Personal care and service workers, all other 150 $23,650 7
Sales and related occupations 25,760 $30,960 31
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,320 $39,110 20.5
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 260 $51,760 47
Cashiers 6,750 $23,020 2
Counter and rental clerks 1,350 $23,360 16
Parts salespersons 490 $32,050 9
Retail salespersons 9,760 $26,850 3
Advertising sales agents 190 $50,930 14
Insurance sales agents 480 $49,610 38
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 270 $69,050 36
Travel agents 300 $29,330 29
Sales representatives, services, all other 490 $48,460 31
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 260 $62,050 37
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,530 $51,520 34
Demonstrators and product promoters 620 $27,550 10
Real estate sales agents 240 $54,690 16
Sales and related workers, all other 190 $32,610 37
Office and administrative support occupations 50,970 $34,770 4
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 2,890 $47,940 15
Switchboard operators, including answering service 300 $28,650 2
Bill and account collectors 740 $36,550 2.5
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 1,190 $35,100 3
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 5,110 $37,600 3
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 640 $40,970 2
Procurement clerks 310 $41,870 2
Tellers 1,050 $25,000 5
Court, municipal, and license clerks 230 $38,780 6
Customer service representatives 2,660 $33,580 6
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 600 $42,170 5
File clerks 450 $26,380 4
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 920 $20,920 14
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 350 $31,310 5
Library assistants, clerical 300 $31,990 1
Loan interviewers and clerks 410 $35,390 8
New accounts clerks 110 $30,850 10
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 490 $38,330 4
Receptionists and information clerks 2,790 $28,650 1
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 1,230 $33,940 2
All other information and record clerks 1,300 $38,020 3
Cargo and freight agents 450 $36,970 22
Couriers and messengers 140 $27,930 1
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 200 $38,880 4
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 550 $42,450 1
Meter readers, utilities 110 $41,030 5
Postal service clerks 320 $43,540 37
Postal service mail carriers 470 $44,270 3
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 620 $36,000 46
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 620 $47,750 1
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,240 $35,000 1
Stock clerks and order fillers 3,530 $29,310 1
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 3,440 $39,370 18
Legal secretaries 420 $42,670 7
Medical secretaries 420 $30,950 14.5
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 3,670 $32,870 10
Computer operators 130 $39,360 4
Data entry keyers 330 $29,280 3
Word processors and typists 170 $32,710 8
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 170 $34,220 10
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 160 $28,760 4
Office clerks, general 7,120 $30,450 2
Office and administrative support workers, all other 1,810 $36,190 2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 700 $35,200 1
Logging equipment operators 150 $38,230 2
Construction and extraction occupations 20,810 $53,960 1
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,560 $77,460 1
Carpenters 3,240 $53,510 2
Cement masons and concrete finishers 220 $55,570 2
Construction laborers 3,680 $42,790 2
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 2,700 $56,830 4
Electricians 1,990 $62,240 1
Painters, construction and maintenance 520 $43,160 4
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,240 $58,950 2
Roofers 290 $46,870 6
Sheet metal workers 510 $50,950 7
Structural iron and steel workers 280 $56,390 7
Helpers--electricians 110 $32,540 3
Construction and related workers, all other 400 $46,340 1
Derrick operators, oil and gas 220 $45,840 1
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 520 $55,190 1
Roustabouts, oil and gas 510 $36,610 1
Helpers--extraction workers 430 $55,830 1
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 16,260 $49,120 1
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,080 $65,770 1
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 300 $42,900 5
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 730 $54,520 7
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 200 $62,880 2
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles 100 $31,400 17
Security and fire alarm systems installers 140 $47,940 2
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 1,760 $51,570 11
Automotive body and related repairers 240 $50,280 1
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,280 $46,670 1
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 590 $50,780 1
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 850 $57,590 1
Motorboat mechanics 200 $40,410 2
Tire repairers and changers 430 $24,740 6
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 100 $53,430 5
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 370 $53,410 1
Industrial machinery mechanics 480 $57,550 1
Maintenance and repair workers, general 3,920 $42,600 1
Maintenance workers, machinery 110 $35,250 22
Millwrights 220 $55,620 3
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 340 $63,320 3
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 180 $56,380 2
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other 100 $59,900 2
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 620 $30,590 2
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 900 $59,580 1
Production occupations 11,520 $38,670 2
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 740 $64,360 1
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 100 $29,830 10
Bakers 290 $32,310 1
Butchers and meat cutters 280 $38,710 3
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 2,700 $20,670 27
Machinists 200 $50,940 1
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 740 $51,380 1
Printing machine operators 130 $42,720 2
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 290 $22,870 3
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 120 $21,880 3
Sewing machine operators 110 $25,240 2
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 180 $30,300 16
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 140 $53,200 5
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 590 $43,380 5
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders 180 $47,140 1
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 400 $49,170 1
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 410 $19,940 49
Photographic processing machine operators 100 $24,870 4
Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders 130 $25,380 14
Helpers--production workers 380 $25,620 2
Transportation and material moving occupations 23,200 $42,920 1
Aircraft cargo handling supervisors 110 $47,140 6
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 260 $44,090 12
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 530 $65,470 1
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 1,160 $135,610 9
Commercial pilots 550 $60,410 22
Air traffic controllers 640 $83,340 32
Airfield operations specialists 130 $48,580 4
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 500 $33,070 7
Bus drivers, school 990 $33,940 1
Driver/sales workers 1,190 $24,200 29
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 3,230 $43,920 1
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 1,790 $32,990 1
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 360 $22,260 14
Motor vehicle operators, all other 160 $47,750 1
Sailors and marine oilers 440 $40,540 2
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels 450 $54,010 15
Ship engineers 230 $57,440 10
Service station attendants 420 $22,580 2
Transportation inspectors 200 $69,990 2
Industrial truck and tractor operators 670 $37,320 1
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 830 $23,280 6
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 4,070 $30,470 1
Packers and packagers, hand 1,150 $23,240 1
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers 200 $50,350 1
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 260 $38,290 6
Material moving workers, all other 1,200 $35,530 7