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: Operations research analysts

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 1,820 $89,300 1
Virginia 4,730 $85,280 2
Rhode Island 190 $83,690 3
District of Columbia 910 $82,940 4
Maryland 1,890 $82,550 5
New York 1,930 $78,610 6
New Mexico 290 $77,760 7
Massachusetts 2,470 $76,130 8
Delaware 450 $74,110 9
Washington 630 $73,900 10
Nevada 100 $72,570 11
Oklahoma 320 $71,810 12
Hawaii 130 $71,660 13
California 5,990 $71,580 14
Alabama 620 $71,180 15
Connecticut 750 $71,000 16
Michigan 1,920 $70,250 17
Kansas 340 $70,030 18
Illinois 1,690 $69,630 19
Texas 5,500 $69,350 20
Minnesota 1,650 $68,540 21
Colorado 960 $67,590 22
Pennsylvania 1,460 $66,000 23
Ohio 1,200 $65,810 24
Indiana 660 $65,270 25
Oregon 370 $64,620 26
Tennessee 670 $64,200 27
North Carolina 1,050 $64,020 28
Missouri 960 $63,420 29
Maine 120 $63,220 30
Georgia 2,390 $60,570 31
South Carolina 950 $59,800 32
Kentucky 310 $59,130 33
Idaho 200 $59,010 34
New Hampshire 100 $58,470 35
Nebraska 840 $57,950 36
Wisconsin 470 $57,070 37
Arizona 2,010 $56,420 38
Florida 5,040 $53,450 39
Utah 460 $52,460 40
Iowa 590 $49,860 41
Arkansas 390 $48,190 42
Louisiana 200 $47,620 43