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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Occupation Selected: Sales engineers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 18,000 $95,360 1
Texas 6,880 $90,970 2
New York 4,020 $89,480 3
New Jersey 2,210 $87,030 4
Massachusetts 3,400 $84,600 5
Georgia 2,070 $83,260 6
Virginia 1,140 $82,520 7
Washington 1,530 $81,860 8
Idaho 110 $81,150 9
Colorado 2,130 $79,670 10
New Hampshire 350 $79,060 11
North Carolina 1,660 $78,630 12
Florida 2,790 $78,370 13
Michigan 3,890 $78,240 14
Alabama 540 $76,340 15
Louisiana 240 $75,840 16
Maryland 960 $74,790 17
Pennsylvania 3,380 $73,840 18
Ohio 1,850 $73,300 19
Illinois 4,450 $72,560 20
Minnesota 1,330 $71,870 21
Kentucky 270 $68,900 22
Missouri 650 $68,160 23
Indiana 1,110 $67,720 24
Utah 350 $67,350 25
Mississippi 140 $64,420 26
Nebraska 120 $64,300 27
Arizona 810 $61,840 28
Arkansas 180 $61,130 29
Oklahoma 480 $58,660 30
Iowa 210 $57,160 31
Puerto Rico 120 $51,950