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: General and operations managers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 39,740 $137,570 1
Washington 16,890 $121,630 2
New York 92,200 $119,430 3
Virginia 30,970 $118,860 4
Connecticut 22,940 $118,290 5
District of Columbia 19,690 $117,210 6
California 226,740 $112,740 7
Maryland 48,520 $107,650 8
Massachusetts 42,840 $106,830 9
Delaware 4,290 $103,990 10
Nevada 15,930 $103,030 11
Illinois 52,240 $102,680 12
North Carolina 56,650 $102,580 13
Rhode Island 7,110 $102,150 14
Vermont 1,790 $100,690 15
Minnesota 34,110 $100,370 16
Pennsylvania 33,930 $99,160 17
Florida 58,430 $98,740 18
Wisconsin 25,310 $98,300 19
Colorado 36,880 $97,480 20
Missouri 25,790 $97,170 21
Texas 161,620 $96,540 22
South Dakota 2,930 $95,440 23
Hawaii 7,690 $94,810 24
Oregon 19,340 $94,800 25
Michigan 40,010 $94,290 26
Ohio 56,550 $93,960 27
Arizona 33,090 $92,920 28
New Hampshire 6,130 $92,040 29
Indiana 27,270 $91,510 30
Nebraska 6,560 $90,860 31
Alabama 28,780 $89,440 32
Utah 12,270 $86,860 33
Iowa 10,560 $86,300 34
North Dakota 3,690 $86,040 35
Georgia 77,450 $85,620 36
Arkansas 11,350 $84,970 37
Maine 9,450 $83,830 38
South Carolina 27,900 $83,040 39
Tennessee 49,120 $81,940 40
Louisiana 37,230 $81,180 41
Kansas 17,500 $79,810 42
Kentucky 23,360 $78,340 43
New Mexico 13,620 $76,810 44
Puerto Rico 5,380 $76,060
Mississippi 14,320 $75,190 45
West Virginia 7,410 $74,330 46
Virgin Islands 420 $73,380
Alaska 7,860 $72,790 47
Wyoming 5,510 $71,050 48
Oklahoma 27,800 $70,660 49
Montana 9,390 $65,720 50
Idaho 14,520 $61,680 51
Guam 1,320 $50,810