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: Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
North Dakota 330 $69,270 1
Connecticut 1,570 $63,700 2
New York 8,140 $59,820 3
New Jersey 6,200 $59,800 4
Nevada 1,220 $59,590 5
Minnesota 3,880 $56,700 6
Texas 8,770 $54,960 7
Maryland 2,390 $54,770 8
New Hampshire 810 $54,630 9
Arizona 2,550 $54,060 10
Michigan 4,130 $53,640 11
Virginia 3,150 $52,460 12
Illinois 8,710 $52,350 13
Washington 3,290 $51,930 14
California 18,830 $51,850 15
Delaware 350 $51,790 16
District of Columbia 100 $51,560 17
Massachusetts 5,120 $51,540 18
Arkansas 690 $50,580 19
South Carolina 1,180 $49,870 20
Pennsylvania 6,270 $49,160 21
Missouri 3,610 $48,950 22
Utah 1,000 $48,650 23
Florida 9,510 $47,110 24
Ohio 3,940 $46,590 25
Indiana 2,120 $46,280 26
Oregon 2,790 $46,240 27
Louisiana 1,530 $46,110 28
Wisconsin 2,370 $46,070 29
Colorado 2,000 $46,020 30
North Carolina 2,990 $45,610 31
Georgia 3,200 $45,570 32
New Mexico 440 $45,210 33
Alaska 190 $44,990 34
Tennessee 1,830 $44,800 35
Hawaii 730 $44,710 36
Nebraska 1,330 $43,880 37
Mississippi 390 $43,560 38
Oklahoma 1,550 $42,600 39
Alabama 1,280 $42,590 40
Iowa 1,150 $42,330 41
Kansas 1,340 $41,720 42
South Dakota 210 $41,560 43
Montana 540 $41,500 44
Kentucky 850 $40,530 45
West Virginia 440 $40,000 46
Maine 640 $39,830 47
Vermont 430 $38,640 48
Puerto Rico 550 $38,080
Idaho 730 $35,100 49
Wyoming 130 $32,220 50