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: Industrial engineering technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Texas 8,700 $62,390 1
California 6,360 $58,110 2
Colorado 1,010 $55,780 3
Maryland 700 $55,100 4
Delaware 210 $54,780 5
Nebraska 490 $53,880 6
Idaho 270 $53,480 7
Connecticut 1,310 $52,770 8
Georgia 1,670 $52,560 9
Maine 390 $52,400 10
New York 2,720 $51,700 11
Massachusetts 2,060 $51,630 12
New Jersey 610 $51,500 13
Michigan 5,890 $50,540 14
North Carolina 1,980 $50,150 15
Mississippi 520 $49,700 16
Pennsylvania 3,800 $49,390 17
Virginia 1,530 $49,350 18
Utah 730 $48,700 19
South Carolina 1,460 $47,050 20
Ohio 3,380 $46,930 21
Louisiana 350 $46,910 22
Tennessee 1,250 $46,350 23
Illinois 2,520 $46,320 24
Puerto Rico 640 $45,850
New Hampshire 340 $45,780 25
Indiana 2,450 $45,340 26
Minnesota 3,470 $44,900 27
Missouri 1,110 $44,210 28
Florida 2,460 $44,120 29
Iowa 590 $43,130 30
Kentucky 500 $43,080 31
Kansas 410 $42,980 32
North Dakota 210 $42,500 33
Vermont 110 $42,360 34
Wisconsin 1,770 $41,920 35
Arizona 1,220 $41,830 36
Arkansas 360 $41,310 37
Alabama 600 $40,550 38
Rhode Island 210 $39,950 39
South Dakota 170 $35,660 40