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: Public relations specialists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 9,450 $84,330 1
Nevada 870 $64,630 2
Virginia 8,600 $63,280 3
Alaska 320 $62,860 4
Massachusetts 8,490 $60,070 5
New Jersey 3,910 $58,680 6
Connecticut 2,700 $58,440 7
Washington 4,890 $57,880 8
California 23,900 $57,590 9
Maryland 3,000 $57,420 10
Pennsylvania 7,470 $54,850 11
New York 19,880 $54,380 12
Colorado 5,970 $54,290 13
Michigan 7,220 $53,030 14
Texas 12,010 $52,580 15
Minnesota 2,930 $52,360 16
Illinois 6,400 $51,680 17
Idaho 420 $50,800 18
Ohio 6,460 $50,790 19
Rhode Island 1,030 $50,550 20
Oregon 1,580 $50,310 21
Delaware 520 $49,980 22
North Carolina 3,780 $49,760 23
Georgia 2,860 $49,210 24
Wisconsin 4,500 $49,060 25
Florida 19,020 $48,840 26
Vermont 980 $48,710 27
Hawaii 1,380 $47,440 28
Missouri 5,430 $47,240 29
Maine 760 $46,680 30
Kansas 2,330 $46,360 31
New Mexico 620 $46,200 32
New Hampshire 670 $46,010 33
Iowa 1,580 $45,950 34
Oklahoma 1,580 $45,720 35
Utah 1,460 $45,700 36
Montana 790 $45,220 37
Indiana 3,930 $44,720 38
Arizona 3,010 $44,570 39
Nebraska 1,970 $43,310 40
Tennessee 2,080 $42,890 41
North Dakota 540 $41,900 42
Alabama 1,990 $41,870 43
Louisiana 1,530 $41,760 44
South Carolina 1,720 $41,690 45
Wyoming 300 $40,600 46
Kentucky 2,420 $40,240 47
Arkansas 1,120 $39,610 48
West Virginia 720 $38,990 49
Mississippi 1,470 $37,650 50
South Dakota 1,010 $37,490 51
Puerto Rico 1,220 $31,540