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: Registered nurses

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 234,260 $75,130 1
Massachusetts 76,350 $70,910 2
Hawaii 9,610 $68,680 3
Maryland 47,560 $68,370 4
New Jersey 80,330 $66,600 5
New York 164,970 $66,390 6
Washington 48,190 $64,900 7
Alaska 5,260 $64,830 8
Connecticut 34,710 $64,210 9
Minnesota 49,580 $64,120 10
Oregon 28,090 $63,770 11
Nevada 14,050 $63,150 12
District of Columbia 7,930 $63,120 13
Delaware 7,830 $61,310 14
Rhode Island 10,550 $60,710 15
Michigan 84,880 $59,700 16
Colorado 34,520 $58,620 17
Arizona 31,890 $58,480 18
Wisconsin 48,460 $57,380 19
Texas 156,590 $57,180 20
Pennsylvania 126,120 $57,040 21
New Mexico 11,680 $57,000 22
Florida 146,290 $56,710 23
Illinois 103,100 $56,590 24
Virginia 55,300 $56,310 25
New Hampshire 12,440 $55,200 26
Ohio 111,840 $55,130 27
Georgia 60,850 $55,070 28
Maine 13,690 $55,060 29
Utah 16,510 $54,590 30
Tennessee 52,780 $54,490 31
North Carolina 74,400 $53,770 32
South Carolina 31,810 $53,210 33
Missouri 55,470 $53,150 34
Louisiana 37,940 $53,070 35
Vermont 5,870 $52,990 36
Indiana 52,910 $52,810 37
Kentucky 38,120 $52,080 38
Idaho 9,100 $51,550 39.5
Montana 7,290 $51,550 39.5
Nebraska 16,840 $51,410 41
Arkansas 21,020 $51,330 42
Alabama 40,010 $51,230 43
North Dakota 6,900 $50,720 44
Guam 500 $50,490
Mississippi 25,100 $50,130 45
South Dakota 9,420 $49,560 46
West Virginia 15,380 $49,470 47
Kansas 23,590 $49,170 48
Wyoming 4,010 $48,960 49
Oklahoma 24,720 $48,480 50
Iowa 31,040 $47,030 51
Virgin Islands 440 $46,580
Puerto Rico 15,520 $25,130