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: Dentists, general

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Maine 390 $171,440 1
Connecticut 1,000 $170,830 2
Ohio 3,130 $165,510 3
North Carolina 1,960 $165,190 4
Delaware 260 $164,760 5
Alaska 230 $163,140 6
Michigan 4,060 $162,580 7
Washington 1,540 $159,720 8
Georgia 2,970 $158,950 9
South Dakota 210 $157,660 10
Iowa 620 $155,240 11
New Hampshire 270 $153,660 12
Virginia 2,050 $153,160 13
Hawaii 370 $151,120 14
Colorado 1,510 $150,480 15
Texas 4,520 $149,630 16
West Virginia 310 $148,800 17
Tennessee 1,000 $147,490 18
Missouri 1,520 $146,990 19
Minnesota 2,260 $146,740 20
Wisconsin 1,990 $143,710 21
Utah 1,320 $143,670 22
Idaho 550 $142,910 23
California 9,650 $142,190 24
Massachusetts 1,890 $142,030 25
Oregon 1,070 $140,900 26
Nebraska 640 $140,590 27
Maryland 1,890 $138,820 28
New York 6,980 $137,660 29
Nevada 820 $137,090 30
Rhode Island 420 $136,980 31
Kansas 640 $136,900 32
New Mexico 690 $136,740 33
North Dakota 130 $136,610 34
Florida 4,660 $135,030 35
Indiana 1,660 $134,750 36
New Jersey 3,320 $134,130 37
District of Columbia 310 $134,040 38
Arizona 2,050 $133,150 39
Alabama 850 $133,040 40
Vermont 180 $132,910 41
South Carolina 970 $131,910 42
Mississippi 570 $131,240 43
Wyoming 180 $128,100 44
Pennsylvania 3,180 $121,910 45
Oklahoma 1,020 $121,740 46
Kentucky 590 $121,720 47
Montana 320 $121,610 48
Arkansas 600 $112,280 49
Illinois 5,660 $106,250 50
Louisiana 1,090 $95,870 51
Puerto Rico 180 $54,620