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: Orthodontists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Texas 180 $194,770 1
Ohio 260 $191,010 2
Pennsylvania 180 $187,900 3
Virginia 110 $185,880 4
California 250 $185,730 5
North Carolina 180 $183,030 6
Tennessee 130 $181,240 7
Louisiana 140 $176,450 8
Missouri 100 $170,590 9
New York 190 $168,910 10
New Jersey 450 $151,640 11