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: Educational, vocational, and school counselors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 6,230 $62,240 1
Virginia 6,040 $58,920 2
Illinois 8,810 $58,360 3
Ohio 8,020 $56,940 4
New York 19,560 $55,580 5
Michigan 5,750 $54,870 6
California 26,310 $54,470 7
Rhode Island 830 $53,740 8
Connecticut 3,140 $51,530 9.5
Massachusetts 6,680 $51,530 9.5
Washington 4,610 $50,910 11
Georgia 5,490 $50,880 12
Hawaii 1,030 $50,120 13
Florida 9,480 $49,920 14
Maryland 5,050 $49,290 15
Texas 17,060 $49,190 16
Virgin Islands 110 $48,900
Alaska 740 $48,500 17
Idaho 1,050 $48,330 18
Arkansas 2,020 $48,180 19
New Hampshire 1,110 $48,060 20
Kentucky 2,600 $47,850 21
Delaware 930 $47,760 22
Oregon 2,410 $47,220 23
Nevada 1,310 $46,760 24
Colorado 3,140 $46,750 25
Pennsylvania 12,840 $46,740 26
Wisconsin 3,410 $46,660 27
Vermont 700 $46,130 28
District of Columbia 680 $45,900 29
Mississippi 1,960 $45,600 30
Utah 1,920 $44,840 31
New Mexico 1,350 $44,610 32
Louisiana 5,080 $44,430 33.5
Kansas 1,760 $44,430 33.5
South Carolina 3,080 $44,380 35
Alabama 2,970 $44,180 36
Minnesota 3,500 $43,680 37
Missouri 4,770 $43,480 38
North Carolina 5,080 $43,140 39
Maine 1,200 $42,590 40
Tennessee 3,950 $42,260 41
Wyoming 430 $42,060 42
Nebraska 1,540 $41,920 43
North Dakota 670 $41,800 44
Arizona 5,340 $41,220 45
Iowa 2,090 $40,870 46
Guam 130 $40,350
Montana 860 $38,760 47
West Virginia 1,410 $37,650 48
Oklahoma 3,090 $36,870 49
South Dakota 630 $36,620 50
Puerto Rico 1,950 $30,870