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: Architectural and civil drafters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Nebraska 690 $52,060 1
Nevada 1,190 $49,890 2
California 16,910 $48,780 3
New York 5,480 $48,170 4
Massachusetts 2,700 $48,150 5
New Jersey 3,470 $47,610 6
Connecticut 1,230 $47,550 7
Alaska 330 $47,460 8
Colorado 2,520 $47,390 9
Washington 2,840 $47,170 10
Minnesota 2,420 $46,900 11
South Carolina 1,160 $45,160 12
Rhode Island 330 $44,850 13
Delaware 270 $43,570 14
Louisiana 1,310 $43,190 15
North Carolina 2,220 $42,970 16
District of Columbia 130 $42,710 17
Georgia 2,100 $42,680 18
New Hampshire 490 $42,580 19.5
Texas 7,870 $42,580 19.5
Virginia 3,210 $42,280 21
Tennessee 2,040 $41,890 22
Wisconsin 2,050 $41,870 23
Indiana 1,560 $41,830 24
Michigan 2,500 $41,810 25
Ohio 2,850 $41,800 26
Utah 1,150 $41,570 27
Florida 8,260 $41,550 28
Vermont 290 $41,530 29
Illinois 2,870 $41,450 30
Oregon 1,600 $41,000 31
Iowa 940 $40,950 32
Alabama 1,680 $40,800 33
West Virginia 280 $40,600 34
Pennsylvania 5,080 $40,520 35
Maryland 1,670 $39,520 36
New Mexico 880 $39,200 37
Missouri 2,100 $39,100 38
Hawaii 690 $38,960 39
Oklahoma 1,080 $38,670 40
Maine 450 $37,500 41
Kansas 910 $37,490 42
Kentucky 1,000 $37,080 43
Arkansas 870 $36,540 44
Idaho 550 $36,300 45
Mississippi 730 $36,050 46
North Dakota 180 $35,840 47
Wyoming 190 $35,570 48
Montana 410 $34,730 49
South Dakota 290 $32,880 50
Puerto Rico 940 $25,210