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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Occupation Selected: Actuaries

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Oregon 130 $109,940 1
Missouri 340 $107,000 2
New York 1,490 $106,570 3
Maryland 250 $99,610 4
Colorado 430 $98,090 5
Kansas 340 $97,560 6
Wisconsin 890 $95,570 7
New Jersey 970 $95,460 8
Connecticut 880 $95,180 9
Minnesota 290 $94,320 10
Pennsylvania 1,070 $93,100 11
Illinois 820 $92,680 12
California 1,020 $92,610 13
Texas 850 $91,780 14
Massachusetts 1,100 $91,250 15
Washington 180 $88,400 16
Florida 460 $88,170 17
Iowa 510 $86,450 18
North Carolina 190 $86,210 19
Nebraska 190 $85,120 20
Georgia 440 $84,520 21
District of Columbia 150 $84,170 22
Virginia 150 $81,450 23
Indiana 420 $80,110 24
Ohio 760 $79,270 25
Tennessee 340 $78,020 26
South Carolina 100 $72,490 27
Arizona 100 $71,260 28
Michigan 610 $70,280 29