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 managers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 13,350 $139,580 1
Washington 4,520 $121,070 2
New Jersey 12,480 $115,670 3
California 49,200 $114,770 4
Florida 14,750 $113,920 5
Massachusetts 9,890 $113,450 6
Delaware 1,060 $112,880 7
Minnesota 7,720 $111,630 8
Connecticut 5,030 $110,530 9
Virginia 5,020 $109,700 10
Maryland 6,020 $108,920 11
Illinois 14,880 $102,940 12
Colorado 4,200 $102,660 13
Missouri 3,340 $102,640 14
New Hampshire 1,500 $101,030 15
Oregon 3,060 $100,800 16
Rhode Island 950 $100,600 17
Vermont 350 $100,410 18
Georgia 16,730 $99,000 19
Pennsylvania 9,890 $98,710 20
Texas 21,170 $98,610 21
Ohio 9,020 $98,380 22
Wisconsin 4,900 $96,260 23
South Dakota 340 $95,830 24
Nebraska 1,360 $94,050 25
Iowa 2,290 $93,460 26
North Carolina 12,590 $93,440 27
Indiana 5,730 $92,810 28
Michigan 11,090 $91,920 29
Arkansas 2,010 $91,770 30
Kansas 2,240 $90,810 31
Utah 2,760 $88,590 32
District of Columbia 750 $87,800 33
Kentucky 3,170 $87,610 34
Arizona 8,250 $86,010 35
Alabama 2,980 $85,960 36
South Carolina 4,200 $85,530 37
Nevada 2,160 $84,270 38
Hawaii 1,740 $82,210 39
West Virginia 690 $80,290 40
Louisiana 4,040 $78,340 41
New Mexico 1,770 $78,170 42
Maine 1,350 $77,510 43
Tennessee 8,120 $76,720 44
Oklahoma 3,070 $75,990 45
North Dakota 670 $73,970 46
Mississippi 1,580 $72,990 47
Puerto Rico 3,160 $67,940
Idaho 2,280 $65,280 48
Alaska 900 $63,940 49
Wyoming 310 $57,310 50
Montana 500 $56,140 51
Guam 340 $43,550