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 Jobs Average
Salary
Nat.
Rank
All Occupations 427,130 $31,290 48
Management occupations 19,210 $61,660 51
General and operations managers 9,390 $65,720 50
Marketing managers 160 $65,610 50
Sales managers 500 $56,140 51
Public relations managers 240 $48,810 47
Administrative services managers 560 $54,640 43
Computer and information systems managers 300 $69,540 50
Financial managers 920 $66,960 49
Compensation and benefits managers 130 $59,670 47
Industrial production managers 130 $62,910 49
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 190 $67,440 42
Construction managers 690 $58,390 50
Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 150 $30,550 46
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 620 $60,870 45
Engineering managers 270 $72,900 49
Food service managers 380 $32,900 50
Lodging managers 280 $32,970 48
Medical and health services managers 430 $66,940 44
Natural sciences managers 340 $80,210 42
Postmasters and mail superintendents 310 $47,820 44
Property, real estate, and community association managers 330 $40,220 41
Social and community service managers 650 $39,450 49
Managers, all other 620 $59,070 50
Business and financial operations occupations 14,290 $46,610 51
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products 100 $44,020 29
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 540 $41,500 44
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 620 $44,550 46
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 770 $39,570 48
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 130 $44,370 25
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,190 $42,360 44
Cost estimators 580 $49,800 40
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 480 $35,280 46
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 380 $41,980 47
Training and development specialists 350 $41,260 45
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 280 $49,080 35
Management analysts 350 $56,190 50
Meeting and convention planners 210 $30,340 45
Business operations specialists, all other 2,250 $48,090 48
Accountants and auditors 2,830 $49,880 44
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 310 $41,780 37
Budget analysts 190 $49,320 42
Credit analysts 120 $48,110 39
Financial analysts 140 $85,100 5
Personal financial advisors 420 $69,800 30
Insurance underwriters 100 $40,000 45
Financial examiners 100 $53,290 39
Loan officers 1,100 $47,200 45
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 170 $47,100 25
Tax preparers 160 $27,630 29
Financial specialists, all other 210 $42,090 42
Computer and mathematical occupations 6,000 $54,630 43
Computer programmers 1,190 $55,430 43
Computer software engineers, applications 440 $57,370 49
Computer software engineers, systems software 260 $63,670 46
Computer support specialists 1,290 $32,720 50
Computer systems analysts 830 $64,830 33
Database administrators 140 $47,770 48
Network systems and data communications analysts 480 $44,750 50
Computer specialists, all other 380 $56,690 41
Architecture and engineering occupations 6,210 $48,870 49
Architects, except landscape and naval 530 $48,480 48
Surveyors 370 $38,360 47
Civil engineers 880 $58,010 49
Electrical engineers 330 $61,860 51
Environmental engineers 240 $54,020 50
Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 100 $56,330 36
Industrial engineers 190 $64,920 33
Mechanical engineers 300 $63,490 46
Engineers, all other 150 $53,530 46
Architectural and civil drafters 410 $34,730 49
Electrical and electronics drafters 120 $40,280 43
Mechanical drafters 170 $41,080 33
Civil engineering technicians 390 $37,810 38
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 240 $49,680 25
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 210 $47,090 39
Surveying and mapping technicians 610 $31,000 39
Life, physical, and social science occupations 8,280 $40,900 51
Soil and plant scientists 100 $53,340 20
Microbiologists 120 $57,740 15
Zoologists and wildlife biologists 350 $49,430 28
Biological scientists, all other 400 $55,090 39
Conservation scientists 400 $52,870 34
Foresters 250 $50,330 19
Chemists 200 $44,340 47
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 760 $42,990 46
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 170 $73,420 12
Market research analysts 330 $47,050 44
Survey researchers 320 $13,630 26
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 440 $44,630 51
Urban and regional planners 130 $45,810 42
Biological technicians 590 $30,760 41
Chemical technicians 190 $30,650 46
Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 100 $35,660 32
Forest and conservation technicians 2,240 $31,200 34
Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other 110 $41,170 22
Community and social services occupations 7,240 $31,910 49.5
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 350 $35,140 31
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 860 $38,760 47
Rehabilitation counselors 440 $32,520 26
Child, family, and school social workers 780 $31,920 41
Medical and public health social workers 340 $34,510 49
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 340 $35,970 28
Social workers, all other 170 $43,260 23
Health educators 220 $34,590 48
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 320 $36,110 32
Social and human service assistants 1,790 $22,340 47
Community and social service specialists, all other 260 $33,600 27
Clergy 720 $30,770 39
Directors, religious activities and education 280 $25,750 21
Legal occupations 2,970 $47,510 50
Lawyers 1,470 $58,880 51
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 200 $47,140 29
Paralegals and legal assistants 560 $31,350 50
Court reporters 140 $30,010 23
Law clerks 110 $34,020 29
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 390 $37,630 21
Education, training, and library occupations 27,460 $32,600 51
Business teachers, postsecondary 120 $43,340 46
Computer science teachers, postsecondary 100 $40,320 43
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary 160 $41,060 44
Engineering teachers, postsecondary 140 $65,050 25
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 120 $40,200 38
Education teachers, postsecondary 320 $34,670 40
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 190 $42,530 41
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 160 $41,900 42
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 320 $31,600 41
Preschool teachers, except special education 840 $20,420 47
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 480 $35,020 45
Elementary school teachers, except special education 5,370 $35,480 46
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,630 $35,000 48
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 4,380 $37,810 44
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 460 $40,490 43
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 510 $34,360 48
Special education teachers, middle school 200 $40,000 36
Special education teachers, secondary school 500 $37,610 46
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 150 $34,240 39
Self-enrichment education teachers 560 $26,100 48
Teachers and instructors, all other 1,640 $21,720 48
Curators 100 $32,270 32
Librarians 740 $36,240 49
Library technicians 450 $21,540 45
Instructional coordinators 220 $40,940 50
Teacher assistants 4,100 $18,930 37
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 5,980 $29,860 51
Floral designers 280 $18,690 47
Graphic designers 690 $27,710 51
Interior designers 240 $39,810 35
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 170 $19,650 45
Coaches and scouts 1,200 $20,410 48
Music directors and composers 140 $19,060 18
Radio and television announcers 290 $26,340 38
Reporters and correspondents 200 $33,870 32
Public relations specialists 790 $45,220 37
Editors 220 $40,230 42
Writers and authors 130 $54,010 14
Audio and video equipment technicians 150 $25,820 39
Broadcast technicians 140 $22,540 45
Photographers 140 $24,670 45
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations 21,710 $52,500 45
Chiropractors 150 $53,500 40
Dentists, general 320 $121,610 48
Dietitians and nutritionists 130 $44,850 30
Pharmacists 920 $81,300 49
Family and general practitioners 480 $123,140 49
Physicians and surgeons, all other 290 $127,210 41
Registered nurses 7,290 $51,550 39.5
Occupational therapists 290 $54,210 39
Physical therapists 720 $55,670 50
Respiratory therapists 290 $44,440 35
Speech-language pathologists 250 $50,590 41
Veterinarians 230 $54,750 49
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 580 $47,910 29.5
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 270 $31,330 36
Dental hygienists 540 $57,650 36
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 100 $39,510 35
Diagnostic medical sonographers 110 $56,160 27
Radiologic technologists and technicians 720 $44,260 37
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 610 $21,280 49
Pharmacy technicians 730 $26,520 21.5
Psychiatric technicians 120 $23,020 30
Surgical technologists 270 $36,650 25
Veterinary technologists and technicians 260 $23,400 44
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,740 $30,950 46
Medical records and health information technicians 780 $26,960 43
Opticians, dispensing 390 $25,010 46
Occupational health and safety specialists 190 $51,500 43
Healthcare support occupations 10,960 $21,550 44
Home health aides 1,950 $17,850 43
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 4,680 $19,870 43
Psychiatric aides 490 $24,070 20
Physical therapist assistants 100 $31,910 46
Physical therapist aides 210 $22,820 23
Dental assistants 800 $27,420 42
Medical assistants 710 $24,420 39
Medical equipment preparers 170 $24,780 36
Medical transcriptionists 420 $26,890 43
Pharmacy aides 150 $20,140 25
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 450 $18,310 41
Healthcare support workers, all other 440 $23,680 42
Protective service occupations 7,230 $32,690 35
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 120 $41,900 27
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 260 $58,130 30
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers 170 $51,260 31
Fire fighters 700 $34,050 30
Correctional officers and jailers 1,350 $28,990 34
Detectives and criminal investigators 340 $55,410 26
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,610 $38,410 31
Security guards 1,270 $20,120 47
Crossing guards 270 $28,370 4
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 400 $15,850 31
Protective service workers, all other 250 $29,110 24
Food preparation and serving related occupations 43,210 $16,390 40
Chefs and head cooks 340 $31,360 41
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 2,230 $25,900 37
Cooks, fast food 2,640 $13,930 45
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 2,580 $18,970 38
Cooks, restaurant 3,920 $18,420 42
Cooks, short order 980 $16,630 38
Food preparation workers 2,510 $17,060 38
Bartenders 4,420 $15,900 38
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 7,520 $15,130 32
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,530 $14,560 43
Waiters and waitresses 9,990 $15,040 30
Food servers, nonrestaurant 450 $17,120 38
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 1,120 $13,960 49
Dishwashers 1,910 $14,050 51
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,000 $14,980 45
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 18,000 $20,260 38
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 660 $30,770 33
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 310 $34,840 39
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 8,510 $20,350 29
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,660 $16,260 40
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 3,420 $21,510 31
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 210 $20,860 40
Grounds maintenance workers, all other 130 $26,210 12
Personal care and service occupations 13,420 $18,830 44
Gaming supervisors 250 $23,090 23
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 290 $27,410 46
Nonfarm animal caretakers 300 $17,360 48
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 900 $14,760 26
Motion picture projectionists 100 $14,770 30
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers 140 $13,310 47
Amusement and recreation attendants 830 $21,370 2
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,020 $18,970 46.5
Tour guides and escorts 510 $16,370 41
Child care workers 3,610 $16,930 32
Personal and home care aides 2,870 $17,670 38
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 790 $27,360 26
Recreation workers 780 $22,430 27
Personal care and service workers, all other 180 $19,550 21
Sales and related occupations 43,990 $25,480 49
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,770 $32,280 49
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 360 $46,610 51
Cashiers 11,160 $16,940 29
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 710 $16,090 23
Counter and rental clerks 1,670 $19,860 44
Parts salespersons 820 $28,990 28
Retail salespersons 17,630 $22,780 34
Advertising sales agents 550 $38,660 41
Insurance sales agents 980 $46,080 42
Sales representatives, services, all other 540 $49,850 27
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 480 $48,700 47
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 3,250 $42,550 50
Demonstrators and product promoters 180 $19,050 44
Real estate sales agents 540 $44,550 36
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 120 $24,770 11
Sales and related workers, all other 260 $38,480 23
Office and administrative support occupations 72,280 $25,670 47
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 2,980 $38,910 45
Switchboard operators, including answering service 640 $20,330 45
Bill and account collectors 970 $27,700 37
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,060 $24,550 48
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 9,800 $27,300 47
Gaming cage workers 150 $17,430 16
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 650 $27,570 47
Procurement clerks 260 $30,340 42
Tellers 2,320 $20,950 38
Brokerage clerks 110 $32,030 30
Court, municipal, and license clerks 470 $24,840 42
Customer service representatives 3,880 $26,410 41
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 500 $29,930 43
File clerks 450 $18,630 46
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 1,580 $17,310 36
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 680 $24,340 37
Library assistants, clerical 210 $19,510 39
Loan interviewers and clerks 860 $26,320 43
New accounts clerks 360 $25,460 44
Order clerks 600 $23,470 43
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 470 $30,340 47
Receptionists and information clerks 3,030 $20,750 42
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 420 $30,120 18
All other information and record clerks 620 $31,610 24
Cargo and freight agents 150 $34,990 28
Couriers and messengers 220 $18,140 45
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 400 $27,510 36
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 610 $31,440 46
Postal service clerks 320 $44,190 12
Postal service mail carriers 920 $42,680 49
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 790 $35,960 47
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 400 $35,660 43
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,330 $25,000 45
Stock clerks and order fillers 4,610 $20,670 44
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 250 $25,070 39
Legal secretaries 720 $26,540 49
Medical secretaries 1,360 $25,820 39
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 8,610 $22,420 50
Computer operators 310 $27,200 48
Data entry keyers 700 $20,600 51
Word processors and typists 340 $26,880 34
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 740 $26,030 49
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 590 $20,070 49
Office clerks, general 6,890 $21,050 44
Office machine operators, except computer 320 $24,300 33
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 2,560 $27,930 7
Agricultural equipment operators 150 $26,080 9
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 370 $23,960 2
Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals 700 $20,580 21
Logging equipment operators 610 $35,090 6
Logging workers, all other 350 $32,810 3
Construction and extraction occupations 29,210 $35,960 28.5
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 2,110 $48,710 40
Brickmasons and blockmasons 270 $39,430 30
Stonemasons 170 $38,920 14
Carpenters 5,910 $32,940 32
Cement masons and concrete finishers 1,150 $33,060 27
Construction laborers 3,900 $27,420 26
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 450 $34,130 24
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 2,160 $39,500 25
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 270 $26,070 49
Electricians 1,970 $46,030 23
Glaziers 180 $32,120 32
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 180 $23,660 39
Painters, construction and maintenance 900 $29,990 33
Pipelayers 160 $29,650 37
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,870 $47,230 19
Roofers 330 $30,300 30
Sheet metal workers 540 $36,680 29
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 140 $30,220 15
Helpers--carpenters 1,190 $23,670 24
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 350 $32,220 3
Construction and building inspectors 270 $36,600 49
Fence erectors 220 $23,310 26
Highway maintenance workers 450 $32,590 19
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 140 $26,620 35
Derrick operators, oil and gas 460 $45,120 2
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 230 $47,100 5
Earth drillers, except oil and gas 270 $41,440 11
Continuous mining machine operators 320 $45,340 2
Helpers--extraction workers 250 $31,260 9
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 19,050 $35,630 40
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,460 $50,360 41
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 260 $32,290 44
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 550 $47,640 30
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 130 $50,380 10
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 340 $43,570 35
Automotive body and related repairers 750 $29,720 49
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2,340 $32,920 35.5
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 870 $35,350 32
Farm equipment mechanics 380 $30,300 21
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 860 $38,920 31
Motorcycle mechanics 110 $26,980 38
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 150 $21,950 42
Recreational vehicle service technicians 130 $29,890 28
Tire repairers and changers 700 $21,370 35
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 450 $34,500 41
Industrial machinery mechanics 600 $45,240 12
Maintenance and repair workers, general 4,420 $30,340 42.5
Maintenance workers, machinery 150 $33,970 34
Millwrights 320 $39,590 30
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 720 $56,650 11
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 440 $42,490 20
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers 160 $26,750 36
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 680 $23,030 34
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 420 $43,550 3
Production occupations 18,450 $29,360 35
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,240 $44,500 48
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 350 $24,230 38
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 220 $27,670 39
Team assemblers 1,330 $23,110 44
Bakers 600 $22,860 25
Butchers and meat cutters 520 $23,880 44
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 140 $17,710 43
Food batchmakers 110 $23,990 26
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 150 $30,970 28
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 130 $24,440 41
Machinists 670 $32,110 45
Bindery workers 150 $23,400 38
Job printers 120 $27,860 42.5
Prepress technicians and workers 120 $31,630 32
Printing machine operators 400 $25,200 49
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 570 $17,680 39
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 130 $17,920 35
Sewing machine operators 260 $17,410 47
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 540 $29,610 21
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 650 $29,000 5
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 950 $26,010 17
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 290 $40,830 27
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 340 $31,990 36
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 500 $54,960 4
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 200 $33,260 24
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders 100 $26,630 39
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 160 $23,960 44
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 500 $30,430 37
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 120 $28,430 32
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians 100 $25,500 25
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 510 $24,800 28
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 100 $24,750 41
Painting, coating, and decorating workers 100 $25,030 16
Helpers--production workers 1,980 $23,870 10
Production workers, all other 250 $29,310 17
Transportation and material moving occupations 29,400 $28,650 32
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 430 $36,110 49
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 550 $45,990 44
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 110 $45,350 21
Commercial pilots 350 $54,570 35
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 510 $25,570 32
Bus drivers, school 2,040 $25,550 24
Driver/sales workers 2,060 $23,060 38
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 6,610 $33,270 40
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 480 $17,210 47.5
Motor vehicle operators, all other 160 $30,970 14
Parking lot attendants 160 $16,200 41
Service station attendants 540 $18,860 24
Transportation inspectors 190 $48,420 30
Conveyor operators and tenders 470 $31,590 5
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 350 $34,910 28
Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,190 $28,850 24
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,300 $16,920 48
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 4,220 $22,370 32
Machine feeders and offbearers 270 $27,810 3
Packers and packagers, hand 1,720 $16,840 43
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 240 $28,380 21