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, systems software

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Virginia 26,140 $97,460 1
California 50,400 $96,070 2
New Jersey 12,440 $95,630 3
Maryland 12,570 $94,380 4
New Mexico 1,460 $93,970 5
Massachusetts 20,730 $93,080 6
Oregon 2,320 $92,620 7
Delaware 810 $90,680 8
New York 17,790 $90,250 9
New Hampshire 2,110 $88,610 10
North Carolina 9,240 $87,360 11
Illinois 14,650 $86,500 12
Minnesota 7,560 $86,330 13
Texas 30,620 $85,870 14
Rhode Island 960 $85,490 15
Colorado 10,640 $85,420 16
Connecticut 3,160 $84,910 17
Vermont 620 $81,880 18
Pennsylvania 9,310 $81,530 19
District of Columbia 2,070 $80,470 20
Alabama 3,230 $79,700 21
Hawaii 490 $79,470 22
Idaho 1,150 $79,050 23
Arizona 5,580 $78,570 24
Nevada 1,100 $77,970 25
Florida 14,600 $77,770 26
Georgia 9,280 $77,550 27
Ohio 7,130 $77,050 28
South Dakota 310 $76,030 29
Kansas 2,080 $75,800 30
Utah 5,000 $75,090 31
Wisconsin 1,720 $74,640 32.5
Michigan 6,750 $74,640 32.5
Nebraska 1,640 $74,620 34
Missouri 5,790 $73,610 35
Arkansas 610 $72,020 36
Louisiana 850 $71,070 37
Oklahoma 1,600 $70,530 38
Indiana 2,440 $70,460 39
South Carolina 2,160 $69,870 40
Maine 300 $69,820 41
Kentucky 1,330 $68,380 42
North Dakota 340 $67,950 43
Tennessee 2,730 $67,590 44
Iowa 2,720 $67,580 45
Montana 260 $63,670 46
West Virginia 300 $60,920 47
Puerto Rico 340 $54,630