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: Architecture and engineering occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 11,820 $86,550 1
California 324,780 $77,040 2
Massachusetts 74,130 $73,950 3
Maryland 56,170 $72,160 4
New Jersey 56,210 $71,850 5
Washington 73,300 $70,500 6
Colorado 54,890 $70,090 7
Virginia 80,070 $69,400 8
Michigan 134,900 $69,230 9
Alaska 6,330 $69,180 10
Rhode Island 8,320 $68,660 11
New York 108,130 $68,000 12
Texas 207,350 $67,750 13
Connecticut 35,060 $66,400 14
Vermont 5,920 $66,310 15
Hawaii 8,750 $65,420 16
New Mexico 21,170 $65,150 17
New Hampshire 12,420 $65,130 18
Alabama 40,360 $64,540 19
Illinois 82,850 $63,670 20
Arizona 57,910 $63,530 21
Idaho 15,080 $63,450 22
Pennsylvania 93,950 $63,440 23
Kansas 25,800 $62,400 24
Nevada 17,010 $61,910 25
Ohio 89,730 $61,760 26
Oklahoma 22,810 $61,620 27
Minnesota 52,390 $61,520 28
Missouri 37,270 $60,490 29
Utah 22,170 $60,400 30
South Carolina 35,960 $60,150 31
Oregon 33,830 $59,950 32
Georgia 54,170 $59,590 33
Tennessee 35,010 $59,280 34
Florida 127,420 $58,980 35
Indiana 45,780 $58,890 36
North Carolina 53,420 $58,410 37
Maine 8,930 $58,190 38
Nebraska 10,870 $58,180 39
Wisconsin 50,400 $57,870 40.5
Wyoming 4,280 $57,870 40.5
Louisiana 28,280 $57,540 42
Iowa 17,070 $56,250 43
Kentucky 22,110 $56,170 44
Arkansas 13,910 $53,990 45
West Virginia 9,330 $53,020 46
North Dakota 4,960 $52,990 47
South Dakota 4,340 $49,710 48
Montana 6,210 $48,870 49
Guam 860 $47,000
Puerto Rico 13,740 $46,070