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: Drafters, all other

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Colorado 400 $51,450 1
New Jersey 470 $49,030 2
California 3,170 $48,730 3
New York 940 $48,150 4
Pennsylvania 430 $47,460 5
Oregon 340 $46,700 6
Texas 1,370 $45,310 7
Missouri 540 $44,360 8
Idaho 170 $43,940 9
Arizona 150 $43,360 10
Minnesota 450 $43,250 11
Connecticut 150 $43,030 12
Kansas 120 $42,830 13
Alabama 700 $42,450 14
Illinois 850 $41,210 15
Ohio 620 $41,190 16
Georgia 770 $40,930 17
New Hampshire 170 $39,500 18
Indiana 570 $39,380 19
Louisiana 1,060 $39,340 20
Nebraska 220 $38,120 21
Florida 1,900 $38,050 22
Maryland 290 $37,920 23
Wisconsin 500 $36,000 24
Iowa 170 $35,660 25
Kentucky 140 $34,940 26
Puerto Rico 220 $25,330