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: Medical assistants

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 670 $33,860 1
Alaska 700 $32,210 2
Connecticut 4,590 $32,100 3
Massachusetts 9,490 $31,740 4
California 58,830 $30,960 5
Washington 9,850 $30,760 6
New Jersey 11,890 $30,650 7
Oregon 6,070 $30,190 8
Idaho 1,660 $29,960 9
Minnesota 5,620 $29,670 10
Delaware 990 $29,470 11
Hawaii 1,850 $29,330 12
New Hampshire 1,160 $29,090 13
Rhode Island 1,800 $28,870 14
New York 17,800 $28,840 15
Illinois 12,200 $28,820 16
Colorado 7,150 $28,760 17
Nevada 3,410 $28,750 18
Maryland 7,960 $28,060 19
Wisconsin 6,800 $27,630 20
Vermont 420 $27,370 21
Arizona 8,700 $27,360 22
Maine 1,810 $27,170 23
Michigan 15,640 $26,810 24
Georgia 12,200 $26,700 25
Virginia 7,450 $26,500 26
Indiana 9,110 $26,410 27
Iowa 2,680 $26,140 28
North Carolina 9,400 $26,090 29
South Carolina 6,180 $25,980 30
Florida 29,360 $25,830 31
Pennsylvania 20,750 $25,650 32
North Dakota 420 $25,560 33
Missouri 6,950 $25,200 34
Ohio 18,960 $25,150 35
Nebraska 3,610 $24,930 36
Tennessee 9,280 $24,660 37
New Mexico 3,120 $24,460 38
Montana 710 $24,420 39
Utah 4,920 $24,140 40
Kansas 3,290 $24,100 41.5
Kentucky 6,290 $24,100 41.5
Guam 110 $23,790
Oklahoma 6,880 $23,420 43
Texas 34,450 $23,230 44
Alabama 5,140 $23,100 45
South Dakota 940 $23,080 46
Arkansas 2,010 $23,030 47
Mississippi 1,680 $22,630 48
Wyoming 340 $22,480 49
Louisiana 4,250 $21,780 50
West Virginia 2,170 $21,340 51
Puerto Rico 410 $21,230