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).

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 8,320 $75,610 1
Virginia 5,420 $74,920 2
California 11,050 $74,150 3
Washington 2,680 $73,980 4
New Jersey 4,100 $73,850 5
Connecticut 1,800 $73,490 6
Massachusetts 4,040 $73,190 7
Rhode Island 270 $72,760 8
Maryland 3,460 $72,480 9
Colorado 2,370 $70,190 10
Alaska 130 $69,850 11
Georgia 3,120 $69,710 12
Delaware 920 $68,480 13
Minnesota 2,810 $68,430 14
New Hampshire 520 $67,820 15
Oregon 1,080 $67,540 16
Illinois 4,880 $67,510 17
Texas 9,400 $66,180 18
Ohio 4,880 $66,050 19
North Carolina 2,650 $65,780 20
Utah 830 $65,210 21
Nevada 330 $63,680 22
Louisiana 480 $63,590 23
Nebraska 680 $63,470 24
District of Columbia 1,570 $63,460 25
Wisconsin 1,370 $63,450 26
Michigan 2,770 $62,510 27
Pennsylvania 4,450 $62,060 28
Idaho 390 $61,210 29
Tennessee 1,250 $61,200 30
Arkansas 750 $60,900 31
Florida 5,490 $60,670 32
Iowa 610 $59,470 33
Hawaii 300 $59,220 34
Arizona 2,610 $58,820 35
Missouri 2,760 $58,300 36
South Carolina 890 $58,290 37
Kentucky 1,350 $58,070 38.5
Alabama 850 $58,070 38.5
Kansas 1,030 $57,580 40
Maine 300 $56,700 41
Oklahoma 1,050 $56,580 42
Vermont 370 $56,420 43
Indiana 1,690 $55,750 44
New Mexico 550 $54,530 45
Mississippi 310 $54,200 46
Puerto Rico 260 $49,480
North Dakota 230 $48,250 47
Montana 140 $47,770 48
West Virginia 380 $41,030 49