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: Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Georgia 340 $104,530 1
Massachusetts 5,920 $86,100 2
West Virginia 120 $86,000 3
Vermont 140 $85,660 4
Connecticut 2,310 $85,470 5
New Jersey 3,120 $81,720 6
California 16,610 $78,790 7
Maryland 2,330 $78,460 8
District of Columbia 840 $75,000 9
Florida 1,670 $71,430 10
Virginia 1,120 $71,410 11
Washington 3,610 $70,470 12
Illinois 930 $70,390 13
New York 5,140 $70,310 14
Pennsylvania 5,690 $67,500 15
South Carolina 110 $66,560 16
Tennessee 460 $66,550 17
Utah 660 $66,150 18
Missouri 1,470 $65,010 19
Rhode Island 550 $62,850 20.5
Kansas 250 $62,850 20.5
Michigan 2,270 $60,320 22
Minnesota 1,200 $59,110 23
Nebraska 260 $58,930 24
Ohio 1,540 $56,830 25
Wisconsin 1,590 $53,670 26
Alabama 140 $53,460 27
Oklahoma 1,100 $47,530 28
Puerto Rico 160 $44,740