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: Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,790 $62,390 1
Massachusetts 6,060 $62,370 2
California 16,750 $60,580 3
Connecticut 2,970 $60,450 4
New York 15,450 $59,450 5
Washington 2,660 $58,840 6
New Jersey 6,770 $56,520 7
Maryland 3,360 $56,220 8
Nebraska 1,380 $54,170 9
Michigan 4,890 $53,850 10
Georgia 6,770 $52,890 11
Virginia 4,850 $50,970 12
Minnesota 3,020 $50,960 13
Delaware 790 $49,610 14
Colorado 2,560 $49,240 15
Illinois 12,060 $48,310 16
Indiana 3,640 $47,550 17
Maine 520 $47,420 18
New Hampshire 770 $47,260 19
Alaska 170 $46,920 20
Pennsylvania 8,540 $46,860 21
Rhode Island 900 $46,850 22
Ohio 5,710 $45,890 23
North Carolina 4,240 $45,510 24
Texas 14,610 $45,290 25
Hawaii 680 $44,570 26
Oregon 2,040 $44,540 27
Idaho 370 $44,370 28
Vermont 230 $43,980 29
Iowa 1,340 $43,390 30
Missouri 4,130 $43,340 31
Tennessee 3,140 $43,230 32
Utah 1,090 $42,690 33
Florida 15,280 $42,310 34
Kansas 1,660 $41,220 35
North Dakota 320 $40,730 36
Arizona 3,540 $40,360 37
Alabama 1,320 $40,310 38
Nevada 1,680 $40,090 39
South Dakota 800 $39,750 40
West Virginia 410 $39,380 41
South Carolina 1,870 $37,990 42
New Mexico 750 $37,050 43
Oklahoma 1,470 $36,680 44
Louisiana 1,780 $36,540 45
Montana 480 $35,280 46
Wyoming 230 $34,370 47
Arkansas 1,280 $34,260 48
Mississippi 1,610 $33,830 49
Kentucky 1,930 $33,280 50
Puerto Rico 290 $25,160