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: Architects, except landscape and naval

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 3,540 $80,340 1
Connecticut 1,060 $79,320 2
South Dakota 110 $75,710 3
California 11,970 $75,560 4
New Jersey 2,560 $75,120 5
New York 9,220 $74,560 6
Alaska 380 $73,450 7
Idaho 430 $72,980 8
Pennsylvania 4,130 $72,380 9
Alabama 1,020 $71,880 10
Virginia 2,840 $71,390 11
Nebraska 840 $71,280 12
South Carolina 610 $70,160 13
Minnesota 1,770 $70,100 14
Rhode Island 300 $70,080 15
Ohio 2,940 $69,830 16
Washington 2,610 $69,530 17
Maryland 2,190 $69,450 18
Florida 7,210 $69,300 19
Georgia 2,530 $68,990 20
Illinois 4,740 $68,580 21
Texas 7,760 $68,410 22
Delaware 250 $68,280 23
New Hampshire 250 $68,220 24
District of Columbia 1,770 $67,460 25
Utah 1,010 $67,370 26
Michigan 2,430 $67,290 27
Vermont 210 $65,670 28
Tennessee 1,030 $65,400 29
Missouri 2,030 $64,710 30
North Carolina 2,660 $64,560 31
Kansas 980 $64,540 32
New Mexico 620 $64,490 33
Arizona 1,930 $64,480 34
Colorado 3,330 $64,100 35
Indiana 1,400 $63,590 36
Wyoming 110 $62,520 37
Wisconsin 1,500 $61,860 38
Iowa 690 $61,420 39
Louisiana 890 $60,940 40
Kentucky 680 $60,320 41
Oklahoma 970 $60,050 42
Hawaii 600 $59,980 43
Maine 290 $59,160 44
Oregon 1,810 $57,400 45
Mississippi 370 $53,440 46
Puerto Rico 320 $52,000
North Dakota 170 $51,450 47
Montana 530 $48,480 48