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: Chief executives

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 2,480 $177,210 1
California 32,700 $170,710 2
Washington 1,930 $168,730 3
District of Columbia 2,600 $165,550 4
North Carolina 2,430 $165,300 5
Connecticut 3,070 $160,630 6
Florida 18,790 $157,820 7
New York 19,650 $157,520 8
Rhode Island 1,130 $156,390 9
Illinois 12,990 $151,690 10
Georgia 15,560 $149,310 11
Colorado 2,530 $149,300 12
Virginia 3,650 $149,010 13
Delaware 780 $148,650 14
Wisconsin 3,870 $148,490 15
Minnesota 4,500 $148,360 16
Maryland 3,270 $147,330 17
Texas 14,580 $146,990 18
Massachusetts 21,000 $146,490 19
Utah 1,940 $145,690 20
Nevada 810 $144,640 21
Ohio 13,470 $142,510 22
Alabama 2,700 $141,810 23
Pennsylvania 7,700 $141,370 24
Arizona 6,180 $139,250 25
Missouri 5,410 $138,930 26
Michigan 16,280 $138,050 27
Louisiana 2,070 $137,430 28
South Carolina 6,100 $136,390 29
Oregon 1,690 $135,070 30
Hawaii 1,160 $134,040 31
Nebraska 1,590 $133,910 32
New Hampshire 4,690 $133,790 33
Indiana 6,260 $133,540 34
Kentucky 6,150 $132,740 35
North Dakota 950 $131,690 36
Vermont 250 $128,410 37
Tennessee 11,750 $127,700 38
Iowa 2,980 $123,780 39
Kansas 5,520 $123,420 40
Arkansas 1,700 $120,580 41
Virgin Islands 180 $118,690
Maine 800 $116,330 42
Alaska 1,640 $113,130 43
Mississippi 4,550 $111,580 44
Puerto Rico 1,720 $108,160
South Dakota 810 $106,140 45
Wyoming 350 $105,100 46
New Mexico 440 $103,950 47
Oklahoma 8,930 $103,420 48
West Virginia 2,070 $100,820 49
Idaho 4,490 $97,540 50
Guam 700 $72,630