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).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Loan counselors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Michigan 720 $58,080 1
District of Columbia 230 $57,400 2
Nevada 470 $57,160 3
Hawaii 100 $50,200 4
Illinois 1,860 $48,510 5
Minnesota 370 $47,060 6
Connecticut 540 $45,780 7
Virginia 770 $45,400 8
California 3,260 $43,720 9
Louisiana 180 $43,430 10
Tennessee 630 $43,140 11
Arizona 840 $42,980 12
New Jersey 720 $42,700 13
Pennsylvania 780 $42,000 14
Mississippi 230 $41,810 15
Kentucky 190 $41,580 16
Maryland 1,100 $41,290 17
New Hampshire 170 $40,940 18
Washington 130 $40,740 19
Wisconsin 180 $40,580 20
Vermont 110 $40,540 21
Georgia 1,060 $40,210 22
New York 1,560 $39,220 23
Florida 2,260 $38,560 24
Ohio 1,040 $37,460 25
Kansas 140 $37,380 26
Missouri 500 $37,310 27
Texas 3,080 $36,970 28
Utah 850 $36,930 29
Arkansas 120 $36,730 30
Rhode Island 190 $36,320 31
West Virginia 130 $35,920 32
Alabama 770 $35,870 33
Oregon 280 $35,660 34
Oklahoma 550 $34,600 35
Iowa 160 $33,430 36
North Carolina 460 $33,250 37
Indiana 690 $32,850 38
South Carolina 590 $32,570 39
Nebraska 220 $32,460 40