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: Optometrists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 100 $147,510 1
Georgia 460 $137,890 2
North Carolina 560 $135,720 3
Washington 430 $133,160 4
Minnesota 650 $123,040 5
Nevada 180 $117,650 6
Arkansas 330 $116,740 7
South Dakota 100 $111,820 8
Connecticut 260 $110,960 9
Louisiana 180 $110,340 10
Ohio 1,050 $109,390 11
Nebraska 260 $108,950 12
New York 1,370 $108,890 13
Kentucky 300 $105,570 14
Rhode Island 160 $101,910 15
Michigan 1,160 $101,550 16
Iowa 320 $101,130 17
South Carolina 160 $100,400 18
Virginia 540 $100,240 19
California 2,470 $99,350 20
New Jersey 700 $99,170 21
Mississippi 160 $98,790 22
New Hampshire 130 $98,150 23
West Virginia 110 $95,990 24
Florida 1,140 $93,940 25
Wisconsin 390 $93,890 26
New Mexico 210 $93,150 27
Utah 280 $92,760 28
Illinois 1,810 $92,100 29
Kansas 300 $91,970 30
Tennessee 420 $91,710 31
Maryland 460 $91,340 32
North Dakota 160 $87,810 33
Texas 1,360 $87,460 34
Pennsylvania 960 $87,360 35
Missouri 680 $86,070 36
Hawaii 120 $85,390 37
Oklahoma 380 $85,300 38
Alabama 300 $84,440 39
Oregon 410 $82,960 40
Arizona 390 $82,690 41
Indiana 800 $81,480 42
District of Columbia 100 $73,840 43
Massachusetts 430 $72,780 44
Colorado 440 $69,990 45
Idaho 160 $48,600 46
Puerto Rico 110 $47,270