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: Legal occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 37,520 $118,110 1
Illinois 47,560 $102,280 2
California 109,180 $100,680 3
New York 104,430 $98,450 4
New Jersey 32,750 $93,880 5
Delaware 4,580 $90,780 6
Massachusetts 24,210 $90,690 7
Connecticut 12,760 $89,880 8
Michigan 22,970 $88,330 9
Minnesota 17,950 $86,850 10
Nevada 8,410 $85,810 11
Georgia 24,370 $84,700 12
Maryland 19,280 $83,050 13
Virginia 31,200 $81,440 14
Texas 69,970 $81,060 15
Utah 6,440 $79,840 16
Alabama 10,160 $79,680 17
Colorado 17,630 $79,380 18
Florida 69,320 $78,830 19
Arizona 16,000 $77,330 20
Rhode Island 3,410 $75,850 21
Pennsylvania 40,630 $75,150 22
Missouri 17,340 $74,570 23
Guam 190 $74,190
Wisconsin 12,530 $73,560 24
Oregon 9,250 $73,520 25
Ohio 32,050 $73,340 26
Tennessee 11,930 $72,760 27
New Hampshire 3,280 $72,750 28
Hawaii 3,860 $72,700 29
Washington 20,240 $72,660 30
North Carolina 19,410 $72,240 31
Maine 3,380 $70,640 32
Oklahoma 10,180 $70,520 33
Nebraska 4,470 $70,180 34
Alaska 2,090 $69,160 35
South Carolina 11,420 $68,950 36
Virgin Islands 490 $68,840
Vermont 1,770 $67,660 37
Louisiana 12,530 $67,450 38
Indiana 12,630 $64,940 39
Kentucky 10,000 $64,550 40
Iowa 6,770 $63,920 41
North Dakota 1,410 $63,840 42
Kansas 7,410 $61,710 43
Mississippi 5,850 $61,390 44
New Mexico 5,270 $60,020 45
Arkansas 5,620 $58,170 46
West Virginia 5,690 $57,240 47
Puerto Rico 4,620 $56,160
Wyoming 1,430 $55,840 48
South Dakota 1,580 $53,400 49
Montana 2,970 $47,510 50