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 programmers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 10,920 $85,900 1
New Jersey 20,780 $81,930 2
Delaware 1,950 $77,970 3
Connecticut 6,350 $77,560 4
Massachusetts 12,350 $76,660 5
California 35,040 $76,270 6
Virginia 15,310 $75,340 7
Texas 34,010 $73,690 8
Georgia 9,580 $73,430 9
Colorado 6,010 $72,960 10
Maryland 8,850 $71,370 11
District of Columbia 2,660 $71,030 12
Illinois 23,480 $70,650 13
New York 33,990 $70,310 14
North Carolina 10,010 $69,680 15
Utah 6,290 $68,220 16
Oregon 3,110 $67,830 17
Minnesota 5,990 $67,490 18
New Mexico 1,600 $65,550 19
Florida 21,640 $65,380 20
Pennsylvania 17,080 $65,090 21
Michigan 14,410 $64,810 22
Nevada 1,700 $64,030 23
Kansas 4,040 $63,460 24
Rhode Island 1,370 $63,240 25
Missouri 10,610 $62,510 26
Indiana 5,110 $62,250 27
Alaska 770 $62,200 28
Arizona 6,260 $61,590 29
Vermont 930 $61,320 30
Ohio 13,310 $61,010 31
Oklahoma 3,330 $60,800 32
Alabama 4,700 $60,230 33
Wisconsin 5,910 $59,750 34
Tennessee 7,350 $59,650 35
Nebraska 3,160 $59,360 36
Maine 790 $59,060 37
Kentucky 2,800 $58,670 38
Hawaii 1,340 $58,470 39
South Carolina 4,820 $57,910 40
Idaho 1,200 $57,850 41
Arkansas 2,560 $57,730 42
Montana 1,190 $55,430 43
Iowa 3,400 $55,290 44
Mississippi 1,250 $55,250 45
New Hampshire 1,350 $53,040 46
Louisiana 2,790 $52,930 47
South Dakota 620 $46,190 48
West Virginia 1,110 $44,660 49
North Dakota 690 $43,700 50
Wyoming 150 $41,010 51
Puerto Rico 1,750 $37,080