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: Librarians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,550 $61,770 1
California 10,890 $60,100 2
New Jersey 4,700 $59,120 3
Connecticut 2,400 $58,100 4
Virginia 4,530 $57,880 5
Massachusetts 4,890 $56,670 6
Rhode Island 690 $56,370 7
Washington 3,300 $56,240 8
Nevada 630 $55,740 9
New York 10,930 $55,370 10
Georgia 3,770 $55,170 11
Maryland 4,300 $54,130 12
Delaware 460 $54,010 13
Colorado 2,560 $53,940 14
Michigan 5,170 $53,760 15
Illinois 7,260 $53,630 16
Alaska 360 $51,970 17
Oregon 1,510 $51,760 18
Florida 6,870 $50,870 19
Minnesota 2,030 $50,860 20
Hawaii 840 $50,410 21
Pennsylvania 6,490 $48,380 22
Wisconsin 2,710 $48,230 23
Missouri 3,310 $46,990 24
Texas 10,100 $46,890 25
North Carolina 4,480 $46,040 26
Kentucky 2,300 $45,800 27
Indiana 2,990 $45,430 28
South Carolina 2,290 $45,310 29
Nebraska 960 $45,290 30
Arkansas 1,610 $43,890 31
New Hampshire 980 $43,740 32
Utah 970 $43,230 33.5
New Mexico 940 $43,230 33.5
Iowa 1,340 $42,840 35
Idaho 350 $42,710 36
Louisiana 2,090 $42,600 37
Arizona 2,070 $42,120 38
Alabama 2,320 $41,620 39
West Virginia 770 $41,480 40
Maine 850 $41,340 41
Tennessee 2,970 $41,020 42
Wyoming 330 $40,460 43
North Dakota 520 $40,240 44
Mississippi 1,580 $40,120 45
Kansas 1,630 $39,680 46
Vermont 640 $38,510 47
Oklahoma 2,070 $36,710 48
Montana 740 $36,240 49
South Dakota 470 $34,180 50
Puerto Rico 1,780 $30,420