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: Conservation scientists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Virginia 440 $68,730 1
Alaska 220 $66,190 2
California 900 $65,370 3
Washington 560 $64,650 4
Michigan 390 $63,610 5
Massachusetts 330 $63,300 6
Hawaii 110 $63,100 7
Florida 270 $63,050 8
Alabama 110 $62,810 9
New Jersey 280 $62,760 10
Arkansas 130 $61,830 11
Nevada 110 $61,000 12
Kansas 180 $60,300 13
Utah 320 $60,040 14
South Carolina 130 $59,210 15
Georgia 160 $59,180 16
Louisiana 130 $59,150 17
Idaho 200 $58,900 18
Tennessee 150 $58,500 19
Wyoming 150 $58,300 20
Oregon 460 $58,270 21
Colorado 570 $58,230 22
Kentucky 170 $58,160 23
Illinois 250 $58,010 24
Indiana 200 $57,820 25
Wisconsin 620 $57,580 26
Arizona 180 $57,430 27
North Dakota 180 $56,630 28
New Mexico 260 $56,320 29
Minnesota 550 $55,980 30
Texas 410 $55,230 31
Ohio 300 $55,020 32
New York 810 $54,000 33
Montana 400 $52,870 34
Nebraska 400 $51,930 35
Iowa 320 $50,860 36
North Carolina 380 $50,590 37
South Dakota 320 $49,230 38
Oklahoma 450 $47,480 39
Mississippi 510 $44,970 40
Pennsylvania 1,090 $39,750 41
Missouri 1,010 $34,490 42