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: Paralegals and legal assistants

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 6,740 $54,410 1
California 24,070 $53,090 2
New York 24,280 $50,550 3
Massachusetts 7,940 $49,200 4
New Jersey 5,910 $48,730 5
Delaware 1,400 $48,470 6
Minnesota 4,150 $47,730 7
Arizona 3,700 $47,540 8
Washington 4,150 $47,140 9
Maryland 5,040 $47,060 10
Michigan 3,780 $47,000 11
Connecticut 4,070 $46,830 12
Illinois 7,250 $46,300 13
Georgia 6,440 $45,780 14
Colorado 4,440 $45,400 15
Virginia 7,530 $45,300 16
Texas 16,690 $45,240 17
Alaska 690 $45,020 18
Nevada 1,620 $44,860 19
Rhode Island 780 $44,650 20
Virgin Islands 140 $44,210
Vermont 490 $44,140 21
Wisconsin 3,240 $44,000 22
Hawaii 860 $43,210 23
New Hampshire 1,090 $43,040 24
Ohio 6,200 $42,960 25
Alabama 2,480 $42,940 26
Idaho 550 $42,680 27
Pennsylvania 9,810 $42,540 28
Florida 18,640 $42,100 29
Utah 940 $41,970 30
Oregon 1,960 $41,940 31
Maine 880 $41,520 32
Missouri 4,690 $41,410 33
South Dakota 340 $41,180 34
Arkansas 1,160 $40,270 35
North Dakota 240 $39,820 36
Nebraska 680 $39,000 37
Iowa 1,380 $38,860 38
New Mexico 1,380 $38,660 39
South Carolina 3,660 $37,930 40
Tennessee 3,760 $37,760 41
Indiana 2,750 $37,750 42
Oklahoma 1,950 $37,710 43
North Carolina 7,030 $37,350 44
Louisiana 3,140 $37,270 45
Kansas 1,740 $36,310 46
Kentucky 3,160 $35,700 47
West Virginia 2,110 $34,560 48
Mississippi 1,530 $33,760 49
Puerto Rico 590 $31,510
Montana 560 $31,350 50
Wyoming 360 $29,880 51