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 transcriptionists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 6,690 $38,850 1
Alaska 130 $38,390 2
New Jersey 2,270 $35,440 3
Connecticut 1,040 $34,950 4
Washington 1,950 $34,490 5
Nevada 730 $34,150 6
Massachusetts 1,760 $34,060 7
Maryland 1,170 $33,490 8
District of Columbia 110 $33,130 9
Minnesota 3,490 $32,900 10
Oregon 1,470 $32,480 11
Colorado 1,050 $32,270 12
New York 4,190 $32,040 13
Arizona 1,450 $31,930 14.5
Hawaii 190 $31,930 14.5
Rhode Island 420 $31,780 16
Michigan 2,910 $31,310 17
Delaware 240 $31,070 18
New Hampshire 370 $30,840 19
Wisconsin 3,810 $30,770 20
Illinois 2,900 $30,560 21
North Carolina 2,640 $30,000 22
Texas 4,450 $29,830 23
Georgia 2,260 $29,820 24
Florida 4,690 $29,480 25
Tennessee 1,970 $29,370 26
Missouri 1,890 $29,100 27
South Carolina 1,120 $29,040 28
Ohio 3,610 $28,850 29
Virginia 2,230 $28,830 30
Vermont 370 $28,630 31
Pennsylvania 4,930 $28,390 32
Maine 560 $28,300 33
Kentucky 1,740 $28,130 34
Utah 600 $28,090 35
Idaho 590 $27,950 36
Indiana 2,480 $27,940 37
North Dakota 510 $27,350 38
Iowa 1,980 $27,300 39
New Mexico 280 $27,240 40
Kansas 1,100 $27,060 41
Nebraska 930 $26,960 42
Montana 420 $26,890 43
Louisiana 1,050 $26,560 44
South Dakota 700 $26,040 45
Oklahoma 990 $25,760 46
Alabama 1,600 $25,620 47
Arkansas 880 $25,380 48
Mississippi 670 $24,790 49
West Virginia 940 $24,260 50
Wyoming 310 $23,880 51
Puerto Rico 150 $19,500