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
District of Columbia 530 $66,870 1
Connecticut 1,450 $61,520 2
Utah 1,190 $60,500 3
New Jersey 3,080 $60,160 4
Massachusetts 4,120 $60,010 5
California 10,550 $59,410 6
New York 11,570 $58,520 7
Michigan 2,980 $57,090 8.5
Delaware 530 $57,090 8.5
Maryland 2,120 $56,870 10
Colorado 2,030 $56,860 11
Illinois 5,350 $56,080 12
Washington 1,550 $55,480 13
Ohio 3,720 $53,600 14
Virginia 2,970 $53,450 15
Texas 8,490 $52,550 16
Pennsylvania 5,360 $52,300 17.5
Rhode Island 340 $52,300 17.5
Alaska 130 $51,920 19
Nevada 530 $51,800 20
Nebraska 880 $50,740 21
Minnesota 2,360 $50,660 22
North Carolina 3,070 $50,200 23
Idaho 280 $49,890 24
Kansas 1,020 $49,740 25
Wisconsin 2,130 $49,660 26
North Dakota 120 $49,120 27
Georgia 2,220 $48,670 28
Florida 4,380 $48,410 29
New Mexico 330 $48,260 30
Indiana 1,880 $48,250 31
Arizona 2,210 $47,830 32
Vermont 260 $47,250 33
Missouri 2,410 $46,990 34
Oregon 1,100 $46,820 35
New Hampshire 230 $46,680 36
Hawaii 290 $46,370 37
Maine 780 $45,760 38
Tennessee 1,450 $45,550 39
Kentucky 820 $44,650 40
Alabama 790 $44,300 41
Wyoming 110 $43,540 42
Iowa 1,390 $43,090 43
South Carolina 710 $42,730 44
South Dakota 260 $42,680 45
Oklahoma 1,210 $42,630 46
Montana 380 $41,980 47
Arkansas 680 $41,370 48
Mississippi 400 $40,970 49
Louisiana 720 $39,830 50
West Virginia 420 $39,470 51
Puerto Rico 320 $33,230