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: Surveyors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 5,540 $68,040 1
Nevada 740 $60,750 2
Washington 830 $60,530 3
Oregon 490 $59,550 4
New Jersey 1,380 $59,340 5
Alaska 390 $58,490 6
Texas 5,410 $57,950 7
Minnesota 820 $56,940 8
New York 1,540 $56,890 9
Illinois 2,120 $54,500 10
Massachusetts 1,260 $54,400 11
Hawaii 230 $54,000 12
Ohio 1,440 $53,220 13
Maryland 1,280 $53,130 14
Michigan 1,500 $52,710 15
Rhode Island 130 $52,390 16
Connecticut 600 $51,320 17
Colorado 1,270 $50,710 18
New Mexico 480 $50,610 19
Florida 4,480 $50,540 20
Wisconsin 1,320 $50,390 21
North Carolina 1,420 $50,260 22
New Hampshire 280 $49,630 23
Idaho 440 $47,660 24
Pennsylvania 1,950 $47,400 25
Wyoming 250 $47,200 26
Nebraska 310 $46,630 27
Arizona 2,110 $46,590 28
Virginia 2,130 $46,560 29
Maine 240 $46,350 30
North Dakota 140 $46,260 31
Vermont 160 $46,200 32
Utah 560 $45,690 33
Delaware 430 $44,950 34
Missouri 1,070 $44,400 35
South Dakota 240 $43,980 36
Indiana 890 $42,590 37
Louisiana 1,300 $42,220 38
Kentucky 730 $42,120 39
Georgia 1,900 $42,080 40
Kansas 470 $41,040 41
Iowa 490 $40,790 42
South Carolina 940 $40,320 43
Tennessee 1,200 $39,310 44
West Virginia 490 $39,190 45
Oklahoma 440 $39,000 46
Montana 370 $38,360 47
Alabama 960 $37,590 48
Arkansas 570 $37,460 49
Mississippi 1,010 $34,650 50
Puerto Rico 250 $31,870