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).

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 15,380 $67,020 1
Washington 1,910 $58,880 2
District of Columbia 3,470 $58,490 3
Alaska 170 $57,510 4
Massachusetts 3,630 $57,470 5
New Jersey 4,610 $57,330 6
California 12,080 $56,460 7
Hawaii 280 $55,250 8
Delaware 230 $55,150 9
Connecticut 1,250 $54,760 10
Rhode Island 340 $54,700 11
Virginia 2,770 $53,470 12
Illinois 5,630 $52,420 13
Maryland 2,440 $51,230 14
Minnesota 2,720 $50,570 15
Ohio 3,220 $49,820 16
North Carolina 1,680 $49,520 17
Florida 4,430 $48,590 18
Pennsylvania 3,310 $48,530 19
New Hampshire 460 $48,040 20
Michigan 2,430 $47,900 21
Texas 4,780 $47,820 22
Colorado 1,960 $47,320 23
New Mexico 360 $47,030 24
Alabama 1,000 $46,990 25
Oregon 980 $46,740 26
Wisconsin 1,650 $46,490 27
Nevada 330 $45,790 28
Utah 750 $44,570 29
Mississippi 330 $44,170 30
Indiana 1,550 $43,730 31
Tennessee 1,410 $43,690 32
Idaho 370 $43,210 33
Vermont 310 $43,150 34
Arizona 1,340 $43,030 35
Oklahoma 690 $42,930 36
Louisiana 590 $42,420 37
Arkansas 450 $41,550 38
North Dakota 180 $41,350 39
Maine 480 $41,080 40
Kentucky 680 $40,980 41
Montana 220 $40,230 42
Missouri 1,660 $40,160 43
Kansas 490 $39,830 44
Wyoming 140 $39,630 45
Iowa 1,020 $38,660 46
Puerto Rico 340 $36,660
Nebraska 490 $36,480 47
South Dakota 190 $35,430 48
West Virginia 250 $34,510 49