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: North Dakota

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Occupation Jobs Average
Salary
Nat.
Rank
All Occupations 335,740 $32,440 46
Management occupations 13,520 $75,700 37
Chief executives 950 $131,690 36
General and operations managers 3,690 $86,040 35
Advertising and promotions managers 120 $54,260 43
Marketing managers 330 $77,640 41
Sales managers 670 $73,970 46
Public relations managers 130 $61,350 42
Administrative services managers 450 $56,420 39
Computer and information systems managers 470 $79,150 43
Financial managers 1,200 $77,410 39
Compensation and benefits managers 170 $71,570 28
Industrial production managers 300 $66,700 48
Purchasing managers 110 $73,940 35
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 230 $75,610 26
Construction managers 450 $66,390 42
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 510 $65,400 39
Education administrators, postsecondary 230 $71,850 40
Education administrators, all other 120 $56,390 34
Engineering managers 300 $86,280 46
Food service managers 310 $45,950 26
Funeral directors 100 $63,340 11
Lodging managers 120 $42,260 34
Medical and health services managers 590 $67,930 41
Natural sciences managers 110 $78,040 44
Postmasters and mail superintendents 330 $45,000 46
Property, real estate, and community association managers 230 $48,380 33
Social and community service managers 430 $49,470 32
Managers, all other 360 $74,140 30
Business and financial operations occupations 11,070 $48,210 45
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products 220 $57,800 6
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 330 $69,270 1
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 530 $46,980 41
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 840 $42,200 47
Cost estimators 550 $45,470 49
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 320 $40,730 36
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 120 $49,120 27
Training and development specialists 310 $40,600 47
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 250 $48,760 36
Management analysts 370 $59,230 47
Business operations specialists, all other 1,300 $49,340 46
Accountants and auditors 2,980 $43,120 51
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 120 $38,620 43
Credit analysts 130 $63,810 8
Financial analysts 240 $70,880 21
Personal financial advisors 250 $48,160 43
Loan officers 920 $53,410 35
Computer and mathematical occupations 4,760 $47,140 51
Computer programmers 690 $43,700 50
Computer software engineers, applications 680 $53,150 51
Computer software engineers, systems software 340 $67,950 43
Computer support specialists 930 $31,980 51
Computer systems analysts 770 $49,890 51
Database administrators 230 $48,250 47
Network and computer systems administrators 510 $47,160 49
Network systems and data communications analysts 350 $48,560 48
Computer specialists, all other 150 $55,630 44
Architecture and engineering occupations 4,960 $52,990 47
Architects, except landscape and naval 170 $51,450 47
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 520 $28,930 31
Surveyors 140 $46,260 31
Civil engineers 520 $60,220 48
Electrical engineers 360 $75,160 24
Electronics engineers, except computer 180 $77,480 20
Industrial engineers 370 $64,360 34
Mechanical engineers 410 $64,970 43
Architectural and civil drafters 180 $35,840 47
Mechanical drafters 190 $38,700 38
Civil engineering technicians 280 $39,330 34
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 210 $45,160 45
Industrial engineering technicians 210 $42,500 33
Surveying and mapping technicians 280 $38,660 10
Life, physical, and social science occupations 2,740 $46,260 48
Biological scientists, all other 190 $58,210 28
Conservation scientists 180 $56,630 28
Chemists 130 $56,360 36
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 160 $50,560 36
Market research analysts 190 $49,940 43
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 310 $54,970 35
Agricultural and food science technicians 250 $32,900 23
Biological technicians 360 $29,280 46
Forest and conservation technicians 200 $33,610 25
Community and social services occupations 4,840 $35,560 30
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 220 $40,360 5
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 670 $41,800 44
Child, family, and school social workers 630 $38,320 23
Medical and public health social workers 460 $34,620 48
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 310 $36,900 25
Health educators 120 $34,340 49
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 200 $40,890 22
Social and human service assistants 1,360 $23,240 42
Community and social service specialists, all other 250 $29,250 42
Legal occupations 1,410 $63,840 42
Lawyers 670 $80,940 46
Paralegals and legal assistants 240 $39,820 36
Law clerks 160 $36,180 26
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 150 $33,440 34
Education, training, and library occupations 20,900 $37,550 42.5
Business teachers, postsecondary 340 $56,950 40
Computer science teachers, postsecondary 130 $51,280 40
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary 130 $46,020 43
Engineering teachers, postsecondary 120 $63,620 27
Agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary 260 $75,020 6
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 100 $49,810 38
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 180 $61,120 27
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 250 $47,640 33
Education teachers, postsecondary 240 $51,480 34
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 220 $43,000 40
Communications teachers, postsecondary 120 $50,090 32
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 220 $41,000 43
Graduate teaching assistants 750 $27,080 16
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 360 $40,650 34
Preschool teachers, except special education 530 $22,710 36
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 330 $37,940 38
Elementary school teachers, except special education 5,580 $38,860 40
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,820 $37,490 45
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 530 $42,400 38
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 920 $39,840 35
Special education teachers, secondary school 410 $41,700 34
Teachers and instructors, all other 170 $38,230 20
Librarians 520 $40,240 44
Library technicians 290 $23,180 39
Farm and home management advisors 170 $41,010 13
Instructional coordinators 260 $52,950 26
Teacher assistants 3,480 $23,670 16
Education, training, and library workers, all other 360 $25,080 40
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 3,980 $31,760 46
Floral designers 270 $19,700 42
Graphic designers 500 $28,040 50
Interior designers 110 $29,640 44
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 190 $25,710 19
Coaches and scouts 500 $25,200 42
Radio and television announcers 360 $27,810 32
Reporters and correspondents 230 $29,890 44
Public relations specialists 540 $41,900 42
Editors 180 $41,350 39
Broadcast technicians 160 $26,960 38
Photographers 220 $32,900 15
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations 19,160 $50,650 51
Chiropractors 160 $58,820 38
Dentists, general 130 $136,610 34
Dietitians and nutritionists 190 $42,870 39
Optometrists 160 $87,810 33
Pharmacists 680 $75,340 51
Family and general practitioners 340 $155,870 16
Physicians and surgeons, all other 260 $135,610 31
Physician assistants 300 $66,620 36
Registered nurses 6,900 $50,720 44
Occupational therapists 360 $57,590 33
Physical therapists 490 $61,860 40
Recreational therapists 150 $32,470 29
Respiratory therapists 260 $39,220 48
Speech-language pathologists 470 $45,540 49
Veterinarians 100 $60,520 47
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 450 $43,770 47
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 430 $31,710 33
Dental hygienists 600 $51,330 44
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 110 $36,490 43
Radiologic technologists and technicians 390 $39,200 51
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 480 $27,650 28
Pharmacy technicians 370 $27,050 19
Surgical technologists 210 $34,400 34
Veterinary technologists and technicians 140 $25,910 33
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,920 $32,040 44
Medical records and health information technicians 620 $27,030 41
Opticians, dispensing 460 $25,680 41
Occupational health and safety specialists 110 $54,550 34
Healthcare support occupations 11,590 $22,140 39
Home health aides 2,030 $19,680 29.5
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 6,370 $21,450 32
Physical therapist assistants 120 $27,660 49
Physical therapist aides 120 $21,360 35
Dental assistants 490 $29,690 30
Medical assistants 420 $25,560 33
Medical equipment preparers 110 $22,530 39
Medical transcriptionists 510 $27,350 38
Pharmacy aides 230 $18,930 33
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 170 $20,460 20
Healthcare support workers, all other 470 $24,070 41
Protective service occupations 4,340 $33,730 29
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 140 $56,000 34
Fire fighters 390 $40,480 18
Correctional officers and jailers 650 $29,600 28
Detectives and criminal investigators 250 $52,140 37
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 980 $39,360 29
Security guards 1,110 $23,030 31
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 280 $15,350 37.5
Protective service workers, all other 110 $32,620 7
Food preparation and serving related occupations 30,070 $16,760 35
Chefs and head cooks 140 $28,290 46
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 2,250 $26,350 36
Cooks, fast food 1,170 $15,210 30
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,090 $21,020 28
Cooks, restaurant 2,190 $18,440 41
Cooks, short order 710 $17,630 29
Food preparation workers 1,590 $18,740 22
Bartenders 2,610 $15,940 37
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 6,110 $15,050 33.5
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,670 $16,240 25
Waiters and waitresses 7,160 $14,630 42
Food servers, nonrestaurant 550 $18,500 27.5
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 740 $14,890 37
Dishwashers 1,240 $14,790 39
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 840 $14,550 49
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 13,390 $20,200 40
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 570 $28,680 40
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 200 $36,450 36
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 6,760 $20,480 28
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 3,370 $16,350 37
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 2,170 $20,400 41
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 120 $27,490 21
Personal care and service occupations 10,990 $19,780 37
Gaming supervisors 160 $31,730 20
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 300 $32,580 30
Gaming dealers 1,100 $17,590 8
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 320 $20,890 11
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers 360 $14,870 28
Amusement and recreation attendants 580 $17,890 21
Funeral attendants 110 $17,610 39
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,330 $23,340 29
Tour guides and escorts 110 $17,330 40
Child care workers 2,020 $16,990 30
Personal and home care aides 1,840 $18,500 31
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 600 $20,010 50
Recreation workers 950 $20,880 36
Residential advisors 520 $22,070 32
Sales and related occupations 37,210 $27,140 45
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,610 $33,120 44
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 540 $48,520 50
Cashiers 9,860 $15,840 44
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 190 $20,800 13
Counter and rental clerks 1,680 $17,940 50
Parts salespersons 1,370 $27,730 39
Retail salespersons 11,310 $22,060 41
Advertising sales agents 460 $42,790 34
Insurance sales agents 1,070 $60,010 15
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 410 $67,770 38
Travel agents 650 $24,380 45
Sales representatives, services, all other 310 $43,880 41
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 630 $58,170 44
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 4,070 $47,190 43
Demonstrators and product promoters 160 $19,730 43
Real estate sales agents 160 $43,970 37
Telemarketers 1,460 $19,500 42
Sales and related workers, all other 220 $40,510 17
Office and administrative support occupations 56,420 $26,030 45
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 2,810 $40,060 41
Switchboard operators, including answering service 680 $21,740 39
Bill and account collectors 800 $25,620 46
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 990 $26,680 40
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 5,970 $26,780 49
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 420 $28,640 43
Procurement clerks 220 $31,370 36
Tellers 2,150 $20,450 44
Court, municipal, and license clerks 200 $26,730 36
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks 190 $32,730 15
Customer service representatives 4,430 $25,940 42
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 380 $31,470 40
File clerks 610 $21,370 39
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 920 $16,320 47
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 510 $23,390 40
Library assistants, clerical 130 $16,800 47
Loan interviewers and clerks 560 $27,630 35
New accounts clerks 140 $26,270 38
Order clerks 410 $26,180 33
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 290 $30,570 45
Receptionists and information clerks 2,810 $21,050 40
All other information and record clerks 580 $32,180 20
Couriers and messengers 130 $18,790 42
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 160 $29,550 30
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 470 $33,690 24
Postal service clerks 180 $43,550 36
Postal service mail carriers 930 $43,410 39
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 630 $35,320 50
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 320 $37,750 33
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,530 $25,180 43
Stock clerks and order fillers 3,920 $20,800 43
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 200 $25,830 34
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 3,560 $33,830 39
Legal secretaries 590 $26,430 50
Medical secretaries 660 $24,540 45
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 3,590 $26,720 28
Computer operators 300 $29,740 40
Data entry keyers 890 $21,330 49
Word processors and typists 300 $26,110 41
Desktop publishers 130 $23,990 39
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 630 $26,630 46
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 260 $21,470 43
Office clerks, general 9,690 $20,990 45
Office machine operators, except computer 120 $24,260 34
Office and administrative support workers, all other 170 $30,380 19
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,140 $24,760 28
Agricultural inspectors 130 $35,930 28
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 300 $19,510 20
Agricultural equipment operators 150 $25,210 11
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 280 $22,620 8
Forest and conservation workers 120 $21,510 15
Construction and extraction occupations 19,620 $34,760 33
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,330 $49,410 38
Brickmasons and blockmasons 220 $46,180 17
Carpenters 2,740 $30,740 42
Cement masons and concrete finishers 690 $30,200 36
Construction laborers 2,390 $25,670 34
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 190 $32,860 29
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 2,200 $38,880 28
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 230 $29,430 42
Electricians 1,780 $42,560 30
Insulation workers, mechanical 210 $37,360 17
Painters, construction and maintenance 430 $28,570 43
Pipelayers 140 $28,390 42
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 760 $41,070 33
Roofers 240 $30,820 26
Sheet metal workers 540 $35,370 35
Structural iron and steel workers 220 $36,030 29
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 140 $25,820 28
Helpers--carpenters 920 $21,850 38.5
Helpers--electricians 140 $21,950 44
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 210 $23,640 37
Helpers--roofers 150 $22,350 22
Highway maintenance workers 590 $29,170 25
Construction and related workers, all other 110 $29,710 24
Derrick operators, oil and gas 320 $43,230 3
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 310 $45,180 6
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 580 $42,450 1
Roustabouts, oil and gas 460 $31,720 6
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 15,580 $37,020 33
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,160 $52,450 34.5
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 450 $34,100 37
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 470 $48,570 27
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 120 $46,510 23
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 190 $60,240 10
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 150 $28,990 29
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 260 $41,730 41
Automotive body and related repairers 480 $38,740 19
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,830 $32,510 40
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 980 $35,120 35
Farm equipment mechanics 710 $29,940 25
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 600 $42,150 20
Rail car repairers 120 $49,640 1
Tire repairers and changers 260 $24,430 8
Mechanical door repairers 220 $29,700 22.5
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 100 $49,300 12
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 810 $34,120 42
Home appliance repairers 170 $29,460 38
Industrial machinery mechanics 750 $42,400 26
Maintenance and repair workers, general 2,700 $33,820 22
Maintenance workers, machinery 140 $35,480 20
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 610 $53,590 17
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 380 $38,990 33
Medical equipment repairers 110 $41,170 24
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers 190 $28,130 27.5
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 500 $20,610 48
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 260 $34,700 23
Production occupations 21,590 $30,090 30
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,530 $48,120 34
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 310 $25,350 34
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 400 $29,450 30
Team assemblers 2,990 $26,610 18.5
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 140 $19,140 43
Bakers 650 $19,490 44
Butchers and meat cutters 490 $23,570 46
Food batchmakers 120 $20,530 39
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 110 $32,560 15
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 620 $29,420 9
Machinists 440 $34,810 29
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 140 $22,500 40
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 100 $28,680 28
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 1,690 $33,410 23
Bindery workers 190 $22,050 40
Job printers 140 $27,610 45
Prepress technicians and workers 170 $25,640 47
Printing machine operators 280 $25,050 50
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 530 $19,080 24
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 130 $17,640 37
Sewing machine operators 170 $20,890 23
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 400 $27,620 31
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 970 $24,800 24
Power plant operators 140 $59,660 9
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 510 $36,260 23
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 310 $48,970 13
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 350 $28,230 36
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders 210 $34,510 7
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 170 $24,390 47
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 190 $26,100 37
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 140 $26,300 36
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders 100 $32,070 18
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 620 $32,920 20
Dental laboratory technicians 130 $30,260 34
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 460 $23,270 37
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 260 $30,370 10
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 100 $24,480 33
Helpers--production workers 1,080 $22,100 27.5
Production workers, all other 220 $24,950 39
Transportation and material moving occupations 26,460 $29,040 28
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 380 $37,730 44.5
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 590 $49,570 28
Commercial pilots 210 $52,130 39
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 150 $24,270 34
Bus drivers, school 1,780 $29,460 6
Driver/sales workers 1,540 $21,940 44
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 6,250 $34,230 37
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 2,440 $25,820 38
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 540 $17,750 44
Motor vehicle operators, all other 110 $25,650 25
Parking lot attendants 110 $15,150 47
Service station attendants 570 $19,320 20
Conveyor operators and tenders 800 $27,420 26
Crane and tower operators 120 $42,350 16
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 280 $44,240 7
Industrial truck and tractor operators 830 $30,630 13
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,050 $16,200 50
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 5,280 $21,880 39
Machine feeders and offbearers 150 $25,250 14
Packers and packagers, hand 1,200 $16,720 45
Wellhead pumpers 190 $36,770 6
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 560 $25,070 32