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 Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 6,350 $78,160 1
Washington 550 $61,130 2
Indiana 1,910 $51,010 3
Nevada 220 $46,790 4
California 2,830 $45,820 5
Missouri 470 $43,860 6
Hawaii 120 $39,970 7
Connecticut 440 $36,280 8
Florida 1,850 $35,840 9
Kansas 740 $35,780 10
West Virginia 1,130 $34,600 11
Michigan 1,480 $34,170 12
New Jersey 2,450 $32,870 13
Arizona 850 $32,470 14
South Dakota 710 $31,380 15
Arkansas 1,210 $31,200 16
Illinois 4,630 $28,030 17
Oregon 160 $27,520 18.5
Maryland 420 $27,520 18.5
Utah 900 $25,930 20
Iowa 1,460 $24,730 21
Oklahoma 930 $24,160 22
Maine 680 $23,960 23
Mississippi 1,340 $23,360 24
Ohio 850 $22,740 25
Pennsylvania 3,970 $20,890 26
Georgia 1,550 $20,590 27
New Mexico 540 $20,440 28
Wisconsin 3,830 $19,320 29
Louisiana 1,370 $19,220 30
Texas 2,060 $19,050 31
Minnesota 1,540 $18,830 32
Virginia 910 $18,750 33
Nebraska 1,010 $16,960 34
Alabama 2,010 $15,200 35
Tennessee 2,600 $15,160 36
South Carolina 1,760 $14,700 37
New Hampshire 410 $13,050 38