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: Occupational therapists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 7,190 $73,120 1
New Jersey 2,930 $68,770 2
Connecticut 1,810 $67,300 3
Nevada 460 $67,050 4
Maryland 1,960 $66,640 5
Louisiana 1,260 $66,510 6
Florida 4,960 $66,460 7
Illinois 3,310 $66,270 8
Tennessee 1,380 $65,690 9
Texas 5,410 $65,450 10
Ohio 3,880 $65,310 11
Mississippi 670 $64,520 12
Georgia 1,550 $63,210 13
Pennsylvania 5,100 $62,820 14
Virginia 1,900 $62,680 15
Kentucky 1,090 $62,270 16.5
New York 7,590 $62,270 16.5
West Virginia 550 $62,140 18
Arkansas 750 $61,590 19
Oklahoma 880 $61,400 20
Massachusetts 3,970 $61,150 21
Indiana 2,300 $61,140 22
South Carolina 1,170 $60,660 23
Alabama 790 $60,300 24
Oregon 840 $60,250 25
North Carolina 2,170 $60,240 26
Washington 1,770 $59,920 27
Utah 460 $58,880 28
Michigan 3,170 $58,450 29
Kansas 930 $58,040 30
Vermont 210 $57,940 31
Rhode Island 530 $57,760 32
North Dakota 360 $57,590 33
Missouri 1,970 $56,550 34
Minnesota 2,030 $56,300 35
Colorado 1,840 $55,420 36
Hawaii 220 $54,720 37
Iowa 810 $54,490 38
Montana 290 $54,210 39
District of Columbia 270 $53,960 40
New Mexico 680 $53,920 41
Wisconsin 2,570 $53,390 42
New Hampshire 670 $52,840 43
Maine 570 $52,470 44
South Dakota 230 $52,090 45
Nebraska 600 $51,590 46
Wyoming 170 $50,900 47
Arizona 1,210 $49,310 48
Delaware 510 $47,550 49
Idaho 460 $43,960 50
Puerto Rico 210 $34,550