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
Washington 310 $40,020 1
Massachusetts 670 $36,430 2
District of Columbia 150 $36,160 3
New York 2,320 $35,860 4
Michigan 570 $32,870 5
New Jersey 810 $32,330 6
California 1,280 $32,120 7
Maryland 180 $31,730 8
Pennsylvania 880 $31,410 9
Connecticut 280 $31,010 10
Minnesota 470 $31,000 11
Ohio 630 $29,910 12
Illinois 520 $29,130 13
Texas 940 $28,220 14
Missouri 160 $28,120 15
Virginia 260 $27,460 16
Wisconsin 470 $27,410 17
Tennessee 380 $27,340 18.5
Florida 520 $27,340 18.5
Kentucky 290 $27,100 20
South Carolina 210 $26,920 21
Arkansas 150 $26,490 22
Indiana 180 $26,020 23
Nebraska 150 $25,600 24
North Carolina 320 $24,940 25
Utah 240 $24,540 26
Iowa 280 $23,300 27
Mississippi 120 $23,010 28
Alabama 200 $20,740 29