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: Social scientists and related workers, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Virginia 3,320 $91,880 1
Maryland 1,770 $83,000 2
District of Columbia 2,380 $78,240 3
New Jersey 620 $73,190 4
Connecticut 370 $72,730 5
Kansas 170 $68,870 6
Pennsylvania 740 $68,220 7
Texas 1,680 $68,160 8
California 2,290 $67,320 9
Colorado 690 $67,020 10
Florida 1,720 $66,440 11
Hawaii 310 $66,300 12
Alabama 200 $66,140 13
Ohio 720 $66,130 14
Georgia 860 $64,570 15
Oregon 250 $64,450 16
Michigan 530 $64,310 17
Massachusetts 960 $64,270 18
Nebraska 130 $63,940 19
Vermont 120 $62,750 20
Iowa 120 $62,440 21
New Mexico 170 $62,410 22
North Carolina 1,080 $62,240 23
Washington 870 $61,630 24
Tennessee 180 $61,060 25
Nevada 110 $60,920 26
Minnesota 440 $60,480 27
South Carolina 170 $60,110 28
Arizona 710 $59,760 29
Missouri 860 $58,010 30
Illinois 750 $57,910 31
Oklahoma 190 $57,660 32
Arkansas 130 $56,700 33
New York 2,730 $56,200 34
Kentucky 300 $56,180 35
Wisconsin 380 $55,640 36
Indiana 170 $55,240 37
Louisiana 190 $55,190 38
Mississippi 220 $47,020 39
Maine 150 $43,490 40
West Virginia 510 $40,490 41
Puerto Rico 300 $39,120
Idaho 240 $38,260 42