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: Electrical and electronics drafters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 2,250 $58,620 1
Delaware 200 $58,130 2
Colorado 720 $54,610 3
Massachusetts 1,060 $54,460 4
Pennsylvania 1,290 $53,430 5
Texas 2,980 $52,950 6
New Jersey 720 $52,790 7
California 3,650 $52,750 8
Maryland 680 $52,440 9
Iowa 150 $52,410 10
New Hampshire 200 $52,260 11
Arizona 700 $50,940 12
Georgia 960 $50,540 13
Illinois 880 $49,940 14
Connecticut 650 $49,530 15
Alabama 740 $49,160 16
South Carolina 530 $48,870 17
Minnesota 680 $48,280 18
Missouri 790 $48,110 19
Washington 710 $47,850 20
Kansas 460 $47,790 21
Nebraska 150 $46,660 22
Louisiana 750 $46,440 23
Indiana 480 $46,310 24
Idaho 110 $45,830 25
North Carolina 990 $45,780 26.5
Wisconsin 940 $45,780 26.5
Michigan 890 $45,090 28
Nevada 140 $45,060 29
Virginia 770 $44,470 30
Maine 110 $44,200 31
Florida 1,390 $44,180 32
Arkansas 250 $43,960 33
West Virginia 120 $43,230 34
Tennessee 690 $43,030 35
Oklahoma 360 $42,950 36
Ohio 1,000 $42,930 37
Oregon 450 $42,670 38
Mississippi 360 $41,970 39
Hawaii 130 $40,930 40
Kentucky 350 $40,290 41.5
Utah 360 $40,290 41.5
Montana 120 $40,280 43