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: Biological scientists, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Maryland 2,630 $80,650 1
Massachusetts 740 $73,770 2
New Jersey 510 $73,250 3
Washington 980 $71,300 4
North Carolina 960 $69,500 5
Virginia 600 $68,460 6
Mississippi 200 $67,790 7
Illinois 1,060 $67,630 8
Alaska 340 $65,320 9
Nebraska 110 $64,810 10
Hawaii 140 $62,920 11
Minnesota 990 $62,880 12
West Virginia 130 $62,340 13
California 3,420 $62,250 14
Pennsylvania 280 $62,110 15
Arkansas 150 $61,910 16
Tennessee 140 $61,620 17
Louisiana 230 $61,330 18
New York 770 $61,070 19
Colorado 500 $60,700 20
Oklahoma 150 $60,330 21
Alabama 160 $59,980 22
Iowa 110 $59,210 23
Ohio 220 $59,150 24
Missouri 280 $58,710 25
Arizona 380 $58,360 26
Oregon 680 $58,240 27
North Dakota 190 $58,210 28
Texas 1,040 $57,760 29
Idaho 320 $57,700 30
Georgia 590 $57,660 31
New Mexico 260 $57,530 32.5
Wyoming 210 $57,530 32.5
Utah 260 $56,660 34
Michigan 400 $56,430 35
South Carolina 140 $56,350 36
Nevada 200 $55,940 37
Kentucky 210 $55,470 38
Montana 400 $55,090 39
Kansas 150 $54,480 40
Wisconsin 490 $51,100 41
South Dakota 100 $48,690 42
Florida 2,050 $47,710 43
Puerto Rico 310 $37,910