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: Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Virginia 1,140 $44,110 1
Arizona 780 $43,120 2
Alaska 230 $41,970 3
Vermont 230 $41,840 4
North Dakota 220 $40,360 5
Minnesota 2,190 $40,280 6
Connecticut 1,440 $39,990 7
Wisconsin 1,290 $39,900 8
Massachusetts 1,520 $39,260 9
Maryland 1,730 $39,200 10
New York 8,250 $39,050 11
Utah 370 $38,500 12
Michigan 1,330 $38,150 13
Wyoming 100 $38,140 14
New Jersey 3,800 $38,130 15
Hawaii 510 $37,940 16
Rhode Island 420 $37,750 17
Indiana 1,060 $37,500 18
District of Columbia 400 $37,450 19
Georgia 1,320 $37,360 20
South Carolina 530 $37,230 21
New Hampshire 250 $36,380 22
Ohio 2,320 $36,370 23
Maine 500 $36,350 24
Florida 4,040 $36,270 25
Kentucky 340 $36,260 26
Delaware 260 $35,910 27
Washington 1,750 $35,890 28
Missouri 1,610 $35,540 29
North Carolina 1,600 $35,530 30
Montana 350 $35,140 31
Oregon 1,540 $35,010 32
Tennessee 1,160 $34,870 33
Alabama 430 $34,590 34
Pennsylvania 6,360 $34,360 35
Iowa 1,250 $34,270 36
California 8,970 $34,230 37
New Mexico 640 $33,990 38
Nebraska 390 $33,500 39
West Virginia 320 $33,310 40
Colorado 1,540 $33,180 41
Kansas 400 $32,330 42
Texas 2,590 $32,020 43
South Dakota 480 $31,630 44
Illinois 3,930 $30,910 45
Oklahoma 970 $30,900 46
Louisiana 740 $30,050 47
Mississippi 810 $28,700 48
Arkansas 880 $26,120 49