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: Civil engineers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 930 $87,180 1
California 31,810 $79,950 2
New Jersey 6,600 $77,810 3
Massachusetts 7,000 $77,080 4
Nevada 2,710 $77,050 5
Alaska 980 $76,280 6
Texas 21,510 $75,030 7
New York 11,710 $74,670 8
Connecticut 2,990 $74,150 9
Virginia 7,920 $73,910 10
Florida 15,780 $73,880 11
Maryland 5,320 $73,830 12
Washington 12,030 $73,090 13
Delaware 1,010 $73,050 14
Louisiana 2,740 $72,610 15
Nebraska 1,500 $71,440 16
Illinois 9,010 $70,910 17
Tennessee 2,330 $70,780 18
Colorado 7,990 $70,760 19
Georgia 5,210 $70,700 20
Arizona 4,460 $70,190 21
Rhode Island 620 $69,920 22
Mississippi 1,920 $69,890 23
Minnesota 3,360 $68,790 24
Kansas 1,860 $68,310 25
Hawaii 2,030 $68,210 26
Oregon 3,170 $67,470 27
Missouri 4,850 $67,390 28
Oklahoma 1,350 $67,070 29
New Mexico 1,840 $66,980 30
Pennsylvania 10,380 $66,950 31
Iowa 1,460 $66,890 32
Idaho 760 $66,600 33
Vermont 360 $66,540 34
Kentucky 1,730 $66,210 35
Michigan 6,000 $66,010 36
Ohio 5,680 $65,970 37
North Carolina 5,240 $65,570 38
New Hampshire 1,020 $65,140 39
South Carolina 3,380 $64,990 40
Alabama 3,030 $64,850 41
Utah 2,150 $64,830 42
Wisconsin 3,820 $63,800 43
Indiana 2,790 $63,620 44
South Dakota 680 $62,340 45
Maine 810 $61,690 46
Arkansas 1,280 $61,430 47
North Dakota 520 $60,220 48
Montana 880 $58,010 49
West Virginia 1,430 $58,000 50
Wyoming 760 $55,940 51
Puerto Rico 2,330 $51,350
Guam 230 $48,030