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: Cartographers and photogrammetrists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Virginia 790 $68,680 1
Maryland 510 $64,930 2
Nevada 140 $59,650 3
Colorado 970 $59,360 4
New Jersey 210 $59,210 5
California 1,090 $58,300 6
Washington 440 $58,040 7
Texas 540 $57,620 8
Alaska 100 $57,040 9
Utah 200 $54,190 10
New York 220 $52,920 11
Massachusetts 200 $52,760 12
Oregon 330 $50,860 13.5
Wisconsin 180 $50,860 13.5
Minnesota 190 $50,800 15
Georgia 240 $49,840 16
Missouri 410 $49,590 17
Illinois 110 $49,550 18
Ohio 200 $48,790 19
South Carolina 140 $46,790 20
Idaho 100 $46,490 21
North Carolina 340 $46,010 22
Kansas 330 $45,140 23
New Mexico 100 $44,900 24
Mississippi 190 $43,180 25
Alabama 300 $42,070 26
Indiana 190 $41,940 27
Oklahoma 100 $41,360 28
Kentucky 130 $40,260 29
Pennsylvania 190 $39,050 30
North Dakota 520 $28,930 31