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: Budget analysts

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 2,030 $73,240 1
Illinois 2,160 $72,720 2
New Jersey 1,190 $70,900 3
California 11,020 $70,730 4
Virginia 3,070 $70,590 5
Massachusetts 1,760 $68,120 6
Maryland 2,260 $67,770 7
Connecticut 1,070 $67,180 8
Rhode Island 250 $65,690 9
Washington 2,080 $64,870 10
New York 2,530 $64,560 11
Hawaii 400 $63,930 12
Colorado 950 $63,850 13
Alaska 250 $63,760 14
Nevada 210 $62,110 15
Alabama 810 $61,010 16
Texas 3,720 $60,890 17
Ohio 1,700 $60,500 18
Pennsylvania 2,250 $59,990 19
Georgia 1,540 $59,790 20
Delaware 140 $59,260 21
Utah 530 $59,120 22
Wisconsin 620 $58,680 23
New Mexico 640 $58,060 24
Indiana 490 $57,690 25
Arizona 1,340 $57,570 26
North Carolina 870 $57,160 27
Minnesota 250 $56,610 28
Nebraska 260 $56,270 29
Tennessee 690 $55,950 30
Oregon 670 $55,810 31
Maine 160 $55,420 32
Iowa 300 $54,660 33
Kansas 440 $54,320 34
Florida 2,690 $53,920 35
West Virginia 130 $51,940 36
Oklahoma 550 $51,900 37
Mississippi 290 $51,720 38
Idaho 220 $51,290 39
Arkansas 240 $51,180 40
South Carolina 420 $50,930 41
Montana 190 $49,320 42
Louisiana 530 $48,130 43
South Dakota 120 $47,810 44
Puerto Rico 410 $35,900