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: Purchasing managers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 2,280 $111,100 1
District of Columbia 1,100 $108,340 2
Delaware 280 $103,540 3
Virginia 1,750 $102,650 4
Maryland 1,620 $97,430 5
New York 3,730 $96,830 6
Minnesota 1,970 $96,550 7
Texas 3,800 $94,730 8
Washington 970 $93,340 9
Florida 1,910 $90,530 10
California 8,790 $90,520 11
Massachusetts 2,100 $89,490 12
Colorado 800 $87,770 13
Connecticut 1,250 $87,750 14
Missouri 780 $86,620 15
Michigan 2,480 $86,020 16
Rhode Island 210 $85,170 17
Nebraska 350 $85,060 18
Pennsylvania 2,410 $83,470 19
New Hampshire 410 $82,870 20
North Carolina 2,430 $81,450 21
Alabama 880 $81,100 22
Illinois 3,450 $80,620 23
Ohio 2,710 $80,320 24
Oregon 860 $78,920 25
Georgia 2,430 $78,810 26
Wisconsin 1,430 $78,570 27
Kansas 540 $77,200 28
Indiana 1,430 $76,690 29
Utah 480 $76,590 30
Nevada 460 $75,670 31
New Mexico 280 $74,930 32
Arizona 1,400 $74,850 33
Arkansas 460 $74,020 34
North Dakota 110 $73,940 35
Kentucky 900 $73,550 36
Alaska 170 $73,100 37
West Virginia 180 $72,660 38
Hawaii 230 $72,390 39
Maine 350 $72,110 40
Iowa 510 $71,310 41
Idaho 530 $70,840 42
South Carolina 890 $70,670 43
Puerto Rico 450 $67,320
Oklahoma 690 $64,920 44
Tennessee 2,070 $64,670 45
Mississippi 550 $61,640 46
Louisiana 820 $59,350 47