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: Law clerks

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Idaho 140 $65,240 1
District of Columbia 810 $52,760 2
Maryland 690 $52,000 3
Nevada 310 $48,990 4
South Carolina 520 $48,050 5
Massachusetts 510 $44,460 6
Illinois 2,020 $42,700 7
Delaware 250 $42,180 8
Georgia 1,410 $41,810 9
California 3,930 $41,700 10
New Jersey 970 $41,220 11
Oregon 200 $41,150 12
Washington 350 $40,730 13
Wisconsin 260 $40,600 14
Connecticut 120 $40,590 15
Colorado 440 $39,510 16
Arizona 980 $39,210 17
Michigan 540 $39,200 18
New York 3,360 $39,070 19
Utah 430 $38,410 20
Pennsylvania 2,070 $37,600 21
Indiana 340 $37,580 22
Oklahoma 200 $37,300 23
Florida 1,690 $36,740 24
Nebraska 250 $36,620 25
North Dakota 160 $36,180 26
Texas 2,420 $36,020 27
Virginia 790 $35,830 28
Montana 110 $34,020 29
North Carolina 250 $34,010 30
Tennessee 300 $33,620 31
Ohio 1,030 $33,260 32
Louisiana 620 $32,880 33
Kentucky 400 $29,700 34
Alabama 120 $29,680 35
Mississippi 220 $29,650 36
Kansas 150 $28,820 37
Iowa 170 $28,350 38
Missouri 900 $26,590 39
Arkansas 400 $26,450 40