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: Computer and information scientists, research

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 1,350 $117,600 1
California 4,910 $116,470 2
New York 1,610 $106,880 3
Washington 950 $105,590 4
Connecticut 260 $104,690 5
Delaware 100 $103,180 6
New Hampshire 320 $96,340 7
Virginia 2,500 $96,180 8
District of Columbia 390 $95,070 9
New Jersey 970 $95,050 10
Maryland 1,840 $94,650 11
Illinois 1,160 $91,670 12
Rhode Island 340 $90,660 13
Alabama 470 $90,640 14
Florida 920 $90,510 15
Missouri 210 $89,850 16
Ohio 1,490 $88,800 17
Colorado 450 $88,300 18
North Carolina 150 $88,100 19
Georgia 560 $84,640 20
Michigan 400 $84,310 21
Tennessee 220 $84,000 22
Wisconsin 140 $83,650 23
Texas 2,230 $82,720 24
Arizona 230 $80,490 25
Utah 130 $76,990 26
Pennsylvania 1,200 $74,260 27
Mississippi 270 $74,140 28
Oklahoma 150 $73,550 29
South Carolina 140 $73,490 30