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: Physician assistants

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 180 $86,460 1
Utah 620 $85,460 2
Maryland 1,930 $85,140 3
Texas 3,810 $81,330 4
California 5,820 $80,960 5
Connecticut 1,250 $80,770 6
Maine 600 $80,520 7
Washington 1,470 $79,880 8
New York 6,590 $79,060 9
Vermont 210 $78,560 10
Wisconsin 1,230 $78,370 11
Florida 3,950 $78,330 12
Minnesota 1,240 $77,980 13
Massachusetts 2,060 $77,800 14
Nebraska 770 $77,610 15
Oregon 560 $76,700 16
Oklahoma 790 $76,390 17
New Hampshire 370 $76,150 18
South Carolina 460 $75,980 19
South Dakota 390 $75,720 20
New Jersey 950 $75,610 21
North Carolina 3,030 $74,970 22
Michigan 2,080 $74,930 23
Delaware 240 $74,640 24
Ohio 1,540 $74,230 25.5
Rhode Island 180 $74,230 25.5
Kansas 560 $73,420 27
West Virginia 610 $72,420 28
Iowa 550 $71,990 29
Colorado 1,480 $71,220 30
Idaho 460 $70,870 31
Georgia 2,160 $69,650 32
Kentucky 500 $69,580 33
Indiana 630 $69,010 34
Illinois 2,480 $67,330 35
North Dakota 300 $66,620 36
Tennessee 860 $66,310 37
Arizona 1,590 $66,130 38
District of Columbia 500 $65,850 39
Nevada 460 $64,720 40
Missouri 750 $62,360 41
Pennsylvania 2,640 $62,310 42
Hawaii 110 $61,140 43
Wyoming 180 $58,870 44
Virginia 1,240 $58,390 45
Alabama 540 $52,620 46
Louisiana 500 $49,960 47
New Mexico 650 $46,370 48
Mississippi 180 $44,030 49