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: Mental health counselors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Vermont 320 $48,490 1
Missouri 980 $48,240 2
Nevada 380 $47,590 3
Oregon 1,650 $43,700 4
Alaska 290 $42,850 5
Idaho 360 $42,690 6
New Hampshire 420 $42,450 7
California 10,310 $42,070 8
Virginia 3,050 $41,980 9
New Mexico 520 $41,400 10
Wisconsin 1,090 $41,330 11
Maine 560 $41,300 12
Washington 2,880 $41,270 13
Michigan 2,270 $40,970 14
Minnesota 1,860 $40,090 15
Ohio 2,610 $39,970 16
Arkansas 240 $39,730 17
Rhode Island 420 $39,140 18
New Jersey 3,390 $39,070 19
Florida 4,390 $38,980 20
Arizona 1,630 $38,830 21
Indiana 1,490 $38,790 22
Wyoming 180 $38,770 23
Connecticut 1,900 $38,690 24
Utah 420 $37,730 25
South Dakota 130 $36,760 26
North Carolina 1,680 $36,680 27
Colorado 2,790 $36,210 28
West Virginia 710 $35,820 29
Massachusetts 4,800 $35,610 30
Delaware 190 $35,480 31
Illinois 3,060 $35,380 32
New York 6,800 $35,190 33
Nebraska 660 $34,960 34
Iowa 640 $34,950 35
Oklahoma 1,420 $34,700 36
Kentucky 720 $34,210 37
Mississippi 590 $33,990 38
Maryland 1,610 $33,730 39
Pennsylvania 12,050 $33,600 40
Alabama 1,120 $33,490 41
Kansas 450 $33,370 42
District of Columbia 560 $32,710 43
Louisiana 750 $31,300 44