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: Reporters and correspondents

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 290 $59,970 1
District of Columbia 1,940 $59,320 2
New York 5,510 $54,490 3
Rhode Island 190 $52,500 4
California 5,170 $51,550 5
Maryland 900 $51,270 6
Colorado 820 $48,050 7
Washington 1,170 $46,540 8
Florida 2,340 $45,920 9
Minnesota 1,000 $44,760 10
New Jersey 1,590 $43,010 11
Texas 2,400 $42,960 12
New Hampshire 280 $41,640 13
Michigan 1,560 $40,730 14
Delaware 200 $40,700 15
Alaska 220 $40,230 16
Puerto Rico 310 $39,950
Pennsylvania 2,310 $39,390 17
Oregon 710 $39,090 18
Georgia 1,320 $39,060 19
Connecticut 700 $38,960 20
Utah 190 $38,440 21
South Carolina 450 $38,300 22
Nevada 260 $37,700 23
Ohio 2,250 $37,300 24
New Mexico 490 $36,850 25
Wisconsin 880 $36,700 26
Tennessee 1,040 $35,850 27
Illinois 2,330 $35,600 28
Virginia 1,040 $35,470 29
Kentucky 720 $34,550 30
Louisiana 600 $34,520 31
Montana 200 $33,870 32
North Carolina 1,170 $33,780 33
Indiana 1,180 $33,540 34
Arizona 700 $33,390 35
Maine 410 $33,320 36
Mississippi 320 $32,950 37
Idaho 250 $32,490 38
Iowa 870 $31,850 39
Kansas 650 $31,600 40
Vermont 160 $31,180 41
South Dakota 490 $31,110 42
Missouri 1,040 $30,950 43
North Dakota 230 $29,890 44
Nebraska 460 $29,700 45
Wyoming 110 $27,940 46
Alabama 900 $27,620 47
Arkansas 510 $27,290 48
Oklahoma 930 $27,220 49
West Virginia 380 $25,960 50