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: Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Oklahoma 990 $99,820 1
Texas 8,110 $99,680 2
District of Columbia 110 $92,190 3
Louisiana 1,200 $86,650 4
Alaska 300 $85,660 5
Colorado 1,420 $85,430 6
Virginia 740 $83,080 7
Maryland 270 $81,980 8
California 3,650 $78,830 9
Mississippi 400 $78,790 10
New Jersey 430 $75,290 11
Montana 170 $73,420 12
Oregon 350 $71,620 13
Illinois 270 $71,250 14
Washington 920 $71,160 15
Nevada 340 $71,130 16
Wisconsin 460 $70,820 17
Michigan 270 $70,390 18
New Mexico 350 $69,290 19
Missouri 130 $65,960 20
Wyoming 210 $65,290 21
Ohio 460 $64,680 22
Arizona 300 $64,460 23
Pennsylvania 880 $64,230 24
North Carolina 230 $63,660 25
Georgia 190 $62,530 26
New York 740 $60,090 27
Kentucky 260 $59,460 28
Tennessee 310 $59,050 29
Florida 820 $58,410 30
Minnesota 300 $58,130 31
Utah 330 $57,520 32
Indiana 260 $56,840 33
Kansas 270 $55,540 34
Alabama 160 $53,050 35
West Virginia 290 $51,360 36
Maine 140 $50,450 37
South Carolina 570 $37,300 38