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: Aerospace engineers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 210 $104,210 1
Virginia 3,940 $102,450 2
New Mexico 420 $100,890 3
California 25,100 $97,140 4
Maryland 4,830 $90,640 5
Alabama 3,640 $90,340 6
Texas 7,000 $88,450 7
Colorado 2,720 $87,960 8
New Jersey 360 $87,950 9
Ohio 4,270 $85,570 10
Arizona 3,070 $84,970 11
Illinois 270 $81,950 12
Tennessee 160 $79,330 13
Mississippi 100 $77,430 14
North Carolina 420 $74,800 15
Florida 4,390 $74,000 16
Connecticut 1,810 $73,350 17
Indiana 190 $69,820 18
Minnesota 150 $67,550 19
Michigan 100 $64,000 20