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: Residential advisors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 970 $33,150 1
Connecticut 400 $30,450 2
California 2,530 $30,370 3
Minnesota 550 $30,320 4
New York 1,800 $29,050 5
Illinois 1,620 $28,700 6
Michigan 600 $27,800 7
Arizona 710 $27,580 8
Wisconsin 790 $27,420 9
Maryland 2,300 $27,340 10
Massachusetts 2,950 $27,330 11
Vermont 320 $26,710 12
Ohio 1,330 $26,400 13
Nebraska 350 $25,910 14
Indiana 970 $25,830 15
Idaho 120 $25,270 16
New Hampshire 430 $25,170 17
Washington 400 $25,090 18
South Carolina 610 $24,800 19
Delaware 140 $24,560 20
Pennsylvania 3,750 $24,280 21
District of Columbia 1,420 $24,040 22.5
Iowa 380 $24,040 22.5
Virginia 1,230 $23,420 24
New Mexico 360 $22,640 25
Missouri 690 $22,630 26
Oregon 230 $22,600 27
Florida 2,740 $22,520 28
Alabama 460 $22,470 29
Maine 280 $22,330 30
Hawaii 250 $22,240 31
North Dakota 520 $22,070 32
Arkansas 400 $22,000 33
Georgia 2,050 $21,320 34
Colorado 360 $21,300 35
Mississippi 700 $21,290 36
Utah 270 $21,160 37
West Virginia 320 $20,670 38
North Carolina 1,060 $20,520 39
Kansas 650 $20,320 40
Texas 2,940 $20,170 41
South Dakota 1,680 $20,090 42
Kentucky 1,780 $19,920 43
Tennessee 1,690 $18,970 44
Oklahoma 520 $18,500 45