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: Urban and regional planners

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 250 $81,480 1
Hawaii 400 $71,100 2
California 4,450 $69,490 3
Nevada 250 $69,230 4
New Jersey 590 $67,810 5
Massachusetts 1,270 $66,400 6
Connecticut 330 $66,030 7
Rhode Island 140 $63,890 8
Washington 2,500 $63,470 9
Colorado 860 $61,520 10
Oregon 1,340 $60,500 11
Oklahoma 310 $60,480 12
New York 1,320 $60,360 13
Florida 2,710 $60,000 14
Illinois 490 $59,450 15
Utah 290 $58,990 16
Virginia 1,330 $57,990 17
Delaware 140 $57,790 18
Minnesota 950 $57,620 19
Vermont 320 $57,390 20
Michigan 730 $57,260 21
Maryland 840 $56,900 22
Alaska 210 $56,370 23
Arizona 830 $56,110 24
Missouri 450 $56,040 25
Ohio 550 $55,010 26
Georgia 490 $54,920 27
Kansas 130 $53,840 28
Maine 270 $52,870 29
Nebraska 120 $52,710 30
Alabama 320 $52,510 31
New Hampshire 150 $50,860 32
Texas 1,260 $50,760 33
Idaho 200 $50,680 34
West Virginia 120 $50,120 35
Wisconsin 690 $50,020 36
Iowa 210 $49,590 37
North Carolina 1,190 $49,480 38
Tennessee 370 $48,850 39
Pennsylvania 1,060 $48,660 40
South Carolina 290 $47,880 41
Montana 130 $45,810 42
Indiana 610 $44,750 43
New Mexico 290 $44,310 44
Louisiana 190 $43,590 45
Kentucky 210 $43,040 46
South Dakota 210 $40,300 47