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: Physical therapist assistants

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 3,540 $51,230 1
Florida 3,960 $46,130 2
Texas 3,780 $45,460 3
Massachusetts 1,980 $44,620 4
Nevada 240 $44,510 5
Tennessee 1,740 $44,440 6
Indiana 1,650 $44,360 7
North Carolina 2,020 $42,900 8
Ohio 4,580 $42,860 9
Alabama 1,230 $42,440 10
Virginia 1,360 $42,310 11
Delaware 270 $41,700 12
Washington 1,140 $41,430 13
South Carolina 920 $41,070 14
New York 3,150 $40,970 15
Connecticut 490 $40,870 16
Oregon 480 $40,860 17
Illinois 2,740 $40,500 18
Kentucky 1,130 $40,410 19
Georgia 1,340 $40,400 20
Maryland 950 $40,390 21
Kansas 910 $40,130 22
Louisiana 790 $40,070 23
New Jersey 1,410 $39,920 24
Rhode Island 250 $39,340 25
Maine 190 $38,730 26
Oklahoma 990 $38,720 27
Vermont 120 $38,270 28
Wisconsin 1,240 $38,210 29.5
Idaho 300 $38,210 29.5
New Hampshire 260 $38,100 31
Michigan 2,530 $37,580 32
Mississippi 480 $37,570 33
Pennsylvania 3,590 $37,270 34
Minnesota 1,060 $37,230 35
Missouri 1,390 $36,900 36
Arkansas 480 $36,830 37
District of Columbia 100 $36,510 38
Hawaii 120 $36,500 39
Utah 310 $36,290 40
New Mexico 310 $36,130 41
Nebraska 350 $35,520 42
West Virginia 490 $35,160 43
Colorado 770 $34,860 44
Arizona 860 $32,150 45
Montana 100 $31,910 46
Iowa 760 $31,310 47
South Dakota 230 $28,370 48
North Dakota 120 $27,660 49
Puerto Rico 400 $17,830