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: Survey researchers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Wisconsin 230 $70,470 1
Michigan 1,050 $59,670 2
New York 970 $56,070 3
California 2,350 $53,780 4
District of Columbia 770 $52,980 5
Virginia 220 $47,500 6
Minnesota 200 $43,830 7
New Jersey 900 $43,560 8
Nebraska 180 $41,600 9
Kansas 360 $40,570 10
Missouri 360 $39,550 11
Indiana 390 $38,890 12
Massachusetts 510 $38,660 13
Ohio 1,210 $37,750 14
Oregon 240 $36,740 15
Illinois 600 $34,860 16
Hawaii 200 $34,000 17
Arizona 700 $33,940 18
Pennsylvania 1,810 $31,390 19
Georgia 350 $30,220 20
Oklahoma 240 $29,900 21
Alabama 100 $29,030 22
Texas 740 $28,390 23
Idaho 130 $19,180 24
Utah 1,130 $18,860 25
Montana 320 $13,630 26