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: Lawyers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 28,230 $138,850 1
California 61,940 $132,670 2
Illinois 32,340 $126,610 3
Delaware 2,380 $126,160 4
New York 64,290 $124,910 5
Massachusetts 13,240 $122,000 6
New Jersey 20,530 $116,990 7
Georgia 12,670 $116,810 8
Virginia 13,200 $115,080 9
Texas 35,970 $114,980 10
Connecticut 7,730 $114,140 11
Nevada 4,760 $113,660 12
Minnesota 10,310 $112,520 13
Maryland 10,860 $109,400 14
Michigan 14,490 $108,930 15
Utah 3,570 $106,810 16
North Carolina 9,390 $106,360 17
Florida 38,240 $106,320 18
Alabama 5,780 $106,020 19
Arizona 8,060 $105,880 20
Missouri 9,150 $105,130 21
Colorado 9,710 $103,870 22
Tennessee 6,030 $103,600 23
Pennsylvania 21,960 $103,150 24
South Carolina 5,360 $99,170 25
Ohio 16,850 $98,870 26
Wisconsin 6,840 $98,090 27
Guam 120 $97,410
Idaho 2,120 $96,440 28
New Hampshire 1,820 $96,390 29
Oklahoma 5,340 $96,080 30
Alaska 960 $94,990 31
Virgin Islands 230 $94,400
Hawaii 2,000 $94,340 32
Nebraska 2,540 $94,170 33
Louisiana 6,780 $93,590 34
Iowa 2,810 $93,310 35
Oregon 4,850 $92,470 36
Rhode Island 1,990 $92,410 37
Kentucky 4,710 $91,480 38
West Virginia 2,130 $90,390 39
Maine 1,920 $89,380 40
Washington 11,590 $86,830 41
Indiana 6,300 $86,800 42
Vermont 940 $85,590 43
Mississippi 3,270 $82,000 44
New Mexico 2,210 $81,100 45
North Dakota 670 $80,940 46
Kansas 3,440 $80,690 47
Arkansas 2,670 $80,520 48
Wyoming 710 $79,150 49
South Dakota 600 $72,460 50
Puerto Rico 2,870 $61,280
Montana 1,470 $58,880 51