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: Market research analysts

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 7,930 $81,610 1
Virginia 11,190 $75,980 2
Michigan 5,840 $72,080 3
New Jersey 7,590 $70,910 4
Massachusetts 8,630 $70,580 5
California 27,950 $69,540 6
New York 23,980 $69,050 7
District of Columbia 3,150 $68,630 8
Connecticut 3,250 $67,640 9
Colorado 3,090 $67,550 10
Maryland 4,070 $67,140 11
North Carolina 4,460 $67,120 12
Minnesota 7,570 $66,860 13
New Hampshire 370 $65,950 14
Wisconsin 3,680 $65,930 15
New Mexico 470 $65,220 16
Texas 16,570 $64,930 17
Hawaii 130 $63,370 18
Ohio 6,540 $63,080 19
Illinois 12,110 $60,950 20
Georgia 4,550 $60,140 21
Idaho 400 $59,580 22
Pennsylvania 10,860 $59,330 23
Missouri 4,080 $57,950 24
Utah 1,630 $57,570 25
Nebraska 2,010 $57,460 26
Oklahoma 1,990 $57,230 27
Florida 7,350 $57,150 28
West Virginia 260 $56,880 29
Kentucky 1,170 $56,380 30
Arkansas 870 $55,870 31
Arizona 3,080 $55,120 32
South Carolina 910 $54,740 33
Rhode Island 200 $54,680 34
Kansas 1,580 $54,650 35
Maine 190 $54,400 36
Indiana 2,130 $53,240 37
Vermont 500 $52,970 38
Alabama 1,520 $52,710 39
Nevada 1,070 $51,960 40
Tennessee 1,060 $50,900 41
Iowa 2,130 $50,630 42
North Dakota 190 $49,940 43
Montana 330 $47,050 44
Puerto Rico 770 $45,180
Mississippi 280 $44,580 45
Louisiana 810 $43,000 46
Wyoming 280 $41,570 47
South Dakota 160 $40,990 48