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: Natural sciences managers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 1,260 $136,070 1
New Jersey 2,450 $134,280 2
California 7,030 $126,540 3
New York 1,290 $116,670 4
Colorado 1,060 $113,010 5
North Carolina 1,300 $112,920 6
Washington 1,050 $112,030 7
Pennsylvania 1,120 $112,010 8
Virginia 980 $111,690 9
Maryland 2,120 $110,150 10
Minnesota 1,250 $108,580 11
District of Columbia 1,360 $107,740 12
Texas 1,770 $105,740 13
Iowa 240 $102,500 14
Alabama 170 $100,020 15
West Virginia 230 $98,760 16
Hawaii 220 $98,150 17
Connecticut 1,050 $97,890 18
Kansas 180 $97,760 19
Georgia 1,150 $95,840 20
South Carolina 190 $95,500 21
Missouri 530 $95,340 22
Wisconsin 460 $95,000 23
Illinois 840 $93,640 24
Michigan 470 $93,360 25
Oklahoma 290 $92,750 26
Oregon 810 $91,600 27
Florida 700 $91,100 28
Ohio 860 $90,520 29
Nebraska 130 $89,100 30
Tennessee 290 $88,630 31
Mississippi 130 $88,550 32
Alaska 390 $86,690 33
Arkansas 140 $85,740 34
Arizona 490 $85,700 35
New Mexico 630 $85,450 36
Idaho 380 $82,840 37
Kentucky 200 $82,800 38
Maine 180 $81,950 39
Utah 480 $81,920 40
Louisiana 300 $81,800 41
Montana 340 $80,210 42
Puerto Rico 110 $80,090
New Hampshire 100 $79,800 43
North Dakota 110 $78,040 44
Nevada 190 $75,880 45
Wyoming 180 $69,620 46