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: Food scientists and technologists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Minnesota 710 $71,960 1
New Jersey 220 $67,230 2
Illinois 660 $67,050 3
Maryland 260 $66,630 4
Kansas 140 $65,380 5
Texas 420 $65,230 6
Ohio 530 $63,900 7
Pennsylvania 280 $63,560 8
California 820 $61,310 9
Massachusetts 270 $61,220 10
Washington 210 $60,300 11
Missouri 400 $59,350 12
New York 250 $57,580 13
North Carolina 100 $56,120 14
Wisconsin 430 $55,960 15
Idaho 140 $52,070 16
Iowa 280 $51,930 17
Indiana 170 $50,600 18
Georgia 190 $50,460 19
Virginia 100 $48,860 20
Florida 230 $46,500 21
Connecticut 280 $46,420 22
Alabama 110 $43,770 23
Tennessee 130 $41,410 24
Oregon 130 $40,070 25
Nebraska 220 $37,310 26