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: Electrical engineers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 6,150 $91,220 1
California 19,000 $88,280 2
Texas 13,870 $87,430 3
District of Columbia 830 $87,040 4
Alaska 170 $84,730 5
Maryland 3,390 $84,050 6
Oregon 1,270 $83,820 7
Delaware 550 $81,620 8
New Jersey 3,310 $81,530 9
New York 8,560 $80,620 10
Colorado 2,590 $79,760 11
Vermont 270 $79,530 12
Rhode Island 420 $78,640 13
New Hampshire 1,080 $78,250 14
Nevada 550 $77,510 15
Arizona 5,700 $77,460 16
South Carolina 2,670 $77,440 17
Wisconsin 3,980 $77,420 18
Virginia 6,000 $77,310 19
Minnesota 3,230 $76,550 20
Connecticut 1,990 $76,100 21
New Mexico 580 $75,930 22.5
Washington 3,250 $75,930 22.5
North Dakota 360 $75,160 24
Pennsylvania 5,940 $74,710 25
Louisiana 1,300 $74,620 26
Alabama 3,040 $74,610 27
Idaho 2,850 $74,570 28
Iowa 1,160 $74,520 29
Michigan 5,490 $74,060 30
Utah 860 $74,030 31
Missouri 2,480 $74,000 32
Illinois 5,060 $73,840 33
Florida 7,530 $73,560 34
West Virginia 390 $73,420 35
Tennessee 1,840 $73,360 36
Georgia 3,150 $73,180 37
Nebraska 760 $72,830 38
North Carolina 2,470 $71,450 39
Maine 290 $70,090 40.5
Oklahoma 830 $70,090 40.5
Kansas 1,670 $69,090 42
Indiana 2,840 $68,690 43
Kentucky 1,210 $68,300 44
Hawaii 680 $68,160 45
Wyoming 110 $66,920 46
Ohio 4,330 $66,890 47
Arkansas 490 $65,520 48
Mississippi 600 $64,850 49
South Dakota 210 $63,380 50
Montana 330 $61,860 51
Puerto Rico 510 $56,570