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
District of Columbia 110 $56,820 1
Colorado 1,030 $55,110 2
Maryland 860 $51,360 3
Virginia 930 $50,840 4
Connecticut 250 $48,800 5
Nevada 180 $45,250 6
California 5,410 $45,190 7
Washington 490 $44,920 8
New York 2,300 $43,710 9
South Carolina 330 $42,620 10
Oregon 720 $42,260 11
Minnesota 840 $42,040 12
New Jersey 390 $41,970 13
Hawaii 260 $39,930 14
Michigan 380 $39,530 15
Massachusetts 1,110 $39,090 16
Wisconsin 920 $38,500 17
Texas 3,340 $37,860 18
Ohio 700 $37,850 19
South Dakota 100 $36,830 20
Kentucky 230 $36,730 21
Rhode Island 130 $36,220 22
Indiana 480 $35,540 23
Missouri 610 $35,510 24
Nebraska 420 $34,650 25
Maine 250 $34,350 26
Florida 1,270 $33,500 27
Georgia 690 $32,330 28
Pennsylvania 380 $32,280 29
Kansas 360 $32,130 30
Utah 550 $31,740 31
Illinois 880 $31,400 32.5
Arizona 940 $31,400 32.5
North Carolina 980 $30,810 34
Alabama 130 $30,280 35
Iowa 390 $28,750 36
Tennessee 350 $28,650 37
Idaho 240 $25,660 38
Mississippi 120 $25,090 39
West Virginia 100 $22,950 40
Arkansas 100 $22,470 41
Oklahoma 190 $20,670 42