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: Tax preparers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Arizona 840 $56,510 1
Massachusetts 1,740 $55,130 2
Kansas 530 $47,120 3
California 5,290 $46,210 4
Delaware 640 $40,420 5
Vermont 150 $38,380 6
Hawaii 110 $38,110 7
New Jersey 1,570 $38,010 8
Maryland 750 $34,530 9
Illinois 3,260 $34,010 10
Tennessee 1,060 $33,600 11
Colorado 440 $32,950 12
Minnesota 800 $32,680 13
North Carolina 1,850 $32,630 14
Georgia 3,150 $32,380 15
Connecticut 770 $32,250 16
Wisconsin 1,510 $32,050 17
Oregon 970 $31,680 18
Washington 770 $31,540 19
New York 4,380 $31,450 20
Kentucky 850 $30,320 21
Nebraska 210 $29,860 22
Utah 590 $29,650 23
Missouri 1,250 $29,060 24
Florida 3,880 $29,010 25
Virginia 2,450 $28,890 26
Iowa 520 $28,230 27
Texas 6,790 $27,900 28
Montana 160 $27,630 29
South Carolina 1,000 $27,100 30
Ohio 2,600 $26,210 31
Oklahoma 570 $26,070 32
New Mexico 370 $25,060 33
Indiana 1,400 $24,880 34
Alabama 840 $24,760 35
Pennsylvania 3,330 $24,730 36
Louisiana 1,300 $23,490 37
West Virginia 390 $22,920 38
Arkansas 540 $22,170 39
Mississippi 510 $22,120 40