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: Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 2,400 $73,690 1
Maryland 6,000 $62,370 2
New Jersey 7,290 $61,810 3
Virginia 12,610 $61,510 4
Massachusetts 7,200 $60,470 5
Michigan 12,010 $59,380 6
Connecticut 3,870 $58,580 7
Washington 7,410 $58,560 8
California 32,730 $57,900 9
Alaska 480 $57,690 10
New York 13,920 $57,350 11
Delaware 700 $57,340 12
Rhode Island 900 $55,630 13
Colorado 5,260 $55,520 14.5
Illinois 11,780 $55,520 14.5
Hawaii 1,120 $55,250 16
Nebraska 1,600 $53,650 17
Pennsylvania 12,690 $53,610 18
Alabama 4,790 $53,520 19
New Mexico 1,260 $53,420 20
Minnesota 5,440 $53,290 21
Ohio 12,090 $52,900 22
Georgia 7,850 $52,580 23
Texas 18,960 $51,690 24
New Hampshire 1,100 $51,330 25
Tennessee 4,150 $50,410 26
Kansas 3,060 $50,140 27
North Carolina 7,440 $49,960 28
Utah 2,770 $49,700 29
South Carolina 3,110 $49,200 30
Arizona 5,700 $49,150 31
Missouri 4,970 $49,010 32
Wisconsin 7,610 $48,870 33
Nevada 1,620 $48,790 34
Florida 14,440 $48,730 35
Oklahoma 3,120 $48,700 36
Oregon 3,330 $48,160 37
Indiana 5,940 $48,090 38.5
Vermont 480 $48,090 38.5
Wyoming 350 $47,960 40
North Dakota 530 $46,980 41
Kentucky 2,850 $46,760 42
Idaho 1,000 $45,570 43
Guam 140 $45,540
Maine 870 $44,950 44
Louisiana 2,830 $44,650 45
Montana 620 $44,550 46
Iowa 2,630 $44,300 47
West Virginia 940 $43,890 48
South Dakota 620 $43,480 49
Arkansas 1,670 $43,250 50
Mississippi 1,820 $41,890 51
Puerto Rico 2,030 $31,550