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
Delaware 330 $36,010 1
Washington 1,420 $35,060 2
California 23,270 $34,810 3
Colorado 1,110 $34,610 4
Massachusetts 2,150 $33,040 5
Michigan 3,880 $32,920 6
Minnesota 2,750 $32,770 7
Alaska 170 $32,710 8
Rhode Island 790 $32,610 9
Connecticut 1,770 $32,450 10
New Hampshire 260 $32,150 11
New Jersey 11,650 $32,090 12
Illinois 2,640 $31,530 13
New York 25,180 $31,450 14.5
Texas 4,620 $31,450 14.5
Oregon 770 $31,320 16
District of Columbia 2,600 $31,220 17
Maryland 3,160 $30,410 18
Ohio 5,130 $30,160 19
Wisconsin 2,450 $29,500 20
Hawaii 2,300 $29,450 21
Pennsylvania 15,470 $29,170 22
Utah 570 $28,990 23
West Virginia 640 $28,750 24
Virginia 2,930 $28,690 25
Tennessee 1,120 $28,510 26
Arizona 2,720 $28,170 27
New Mexico 560 $28,040 28
Idaho 270 $27,970 29
North Carolina 1,810 $27,810 30
Guam 200 $27,490
Louisiana 1,990 $27,270 31
Kansas 440 $27,190 32
Florida 7,120 $27,080 33
Montana 340 $26,880 34
Oklahoma 690 $26,830 35
Nevada 540 $26,740 36.5
Alabama 1,230 $26,740 36.5
South Carolina 540 $26,730 38
Iowa 1,420 $26,450 39
Indiana 1,840 $26,170 40
North Dakota 300 $26,110 41
Nebraska 730 $25,970 42
Maine 1,050 $25,350 43
Arkansas 470 $25,340 44
Missouri 4,100 $24,650 45
Mississippi 700 $23,810 46
Virgin Islands 160 $21,000
Puerto Rico 7,800 $20,460