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 software engineers, applications

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 84,550 $91,590 1
Massachusetts 22,810 $90,390 2
Maryland 11,530 $86,990 3
New Jersey 21,160 $86,430 4
Virginia 32,930 $85,810 5
Colorado 13,590 $85,570 6
New York 30,840 $85,450 7
Connecticut 6,410 $84,630 8
Oregon 7,360 $84,390 9
New Hampshire 4,490 $83,360 10
Rhode Island 1,220 $82,720 11
Washington 23,720 $82,520 12
North Carolina 10,970 $81,890 13
Delaware 1,700 $80,390 14
Texas 28,840 $80,270 15
Pennsylvania 13,750 $79,410 16
Georgia 10,970 $79,160 17
District of Columbia 3,180 $78,430 18
Idaho 1,030 $77,890 19
Illinois 16,560 $77,860 20
Minnesota 15,760 $77,620 21
Nevada 1,230 $76,520 22
Michigan 9,750 $76,100 23
Kansas 3,160 $75,020 24
Ohio 16,010 $73,340 25
Hawaii 450 $72,730 26
Missouri 7,210 $72,620 27
Arizona 7,600 $72,180 28
New Mexico 940 $71,990 29
Alaska 160 $71,740 30
Florida 17,160 $71,530 31
Iowa 3,290 $71,440 32
Alabama 3,440 $71,360 33
Wisconsin 9,130 $69,810 34
Indiana 4,560 $69,600 35
Utah 3,250 $68,770 36
South Dakota 420 $68,710 37
Vermont 900 $68,570 38
Tennessee 3,180 $68,380 39
South Carolina 1,740 $68,170 40
West Virginia 650 $68,030 41
Nebraska 3,820 $66,510 42
Maine 1,030 $64,470 43
Mississippi 930 $63,930 44
Kentucky 3,100 $63,730 45
Louisiana 1,460 $63,010 46
Oklahoma 2,110 $62,780 47
Arkansas 1,110 $62,550 48
Montana 440 $57,370 49
Puerto Rico 590 $53,910
Wyoming 230 $53,410 50
North Dakota 680 $53,150 51