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: Insurance underwriters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 2,790 $70,500 1
New York 8,860 $69,080 2
Massachusetts 2,860 $67,510 3
New Jersey 3,530 $66,770 4
Nevada 170 $65,870 5
Colorado 1,440 $63,090 6
California 9,810 $62,830 7
Washington 1,280 $60,960 8
Illinois 8,600 $60,630 9
Delaware 280 $60,440 10
Pennsylvania 5,260 $59,860 11
District of Columbia 290 $59,460 12
New Hampshire 460 $59,210 13
Georgia 3,810 $58,330 14
Tennessee 1,180 $57,360 15
Oregon 860 $57,200 16
Vermont 140 $57,080 17
Kansas 1,370 $57,070 18
Michigan 2,220 $56,760 19
Maryland 1,900 $55,890 20
Idaho 270 $55,370 21
Minnesota 1,470 $54,820 22
Ohio 4,630 $54,760 23
Texas 5,530 $54,380 24
Indiana 1,430 $54,370 25
South Dakota 200 $53,250 26
Utah 220 $52,980 27
Maine 460 $52,860 28
North Carolina 3,010 $52,570 29
Virginia 2,990 $52,310 30
Nebraska 1,180 $51,670 31
Wisconsin 2,630 $50,460 32
Florida 6,000 $50,310 33
Hawaii 360 $50,280 34
Missouri 2,530 $50,240 35
Mississippi 430 $49,440 36
Alabama 870 $49,360 37
Arkansas 440 $48,770 38
Iowa 1,820 $48,710 39
Arizona 1,340 $48,200 40
Kentucky 450 $46,380 41
West Virginia 260 $44,640 42
Louisiana 780 $44,610 43
South Carolina 1,190 $44,090 44
Montana 100 $40,000 45
Puerto Rico 710 $31,200