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: Sales and related occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 179,080 $42,470 1
New Jersey 418,290 $40,870 2
New York 884,170 $40,550 3
District of Columbia 28,110 $40,280 4
Massachusetts 327,560 $39,990 5
Washington 299,550 $38,480 6
California 1,568,140 $38,220 7
Illinois 622,590 $36,930 8
Colorado 257,450 $36,740 9
Minnesota 280,330 $36,670 10
Oregon 176,950 $35,140 11
Florida 984,230 $34,710 12
Maryland 265,160 $34,290 13
Wisconsin 270,760 $34,160 14
Virginia 415,380 $34,060 15
Delaware 47,700 $33,780 16
New Hampshire 80,560 $33,710 17
Pennsylvania 606,190 $33,600 18
Rhode Island 45,370 $33,360 19
Michigan 448,050 $33,250 20
Arizona 273,050 $32,930 21
Texas 1,052,990 $32,680 22
Missouri 297,480 $32,620 23
Ohio 547,770 $32,590 24
Georgia 422,650 $32,210 25
Kansas 133,930 $31,890 26
Utah 130,550 $31,600 27
Indiana 289,780 $31,470 28
North Carolina 415,100 $31,420 29
Vermont 30,760 $31,130 30
Alaska 25,760 $30,960 31
Nevada 131,840 $30,940 32
Tennessee 263,490 $30,830 33
Nebraska 95,210 $30,240 34
Maine 58,260 $29,960 35
Hawaii 62,240 $29,620 36
Idaho 61,090 $29,240 37
South Dakota 41,370 $29,210 38
Iowa 157,080 $29,160 39
Kentucky 180,770 $28,890 40
Alabama 205,000 $28,690 41
South Carolina 196,950 $28,420 42
Louisiana 188,670 $27,240 43
New Mexico 80,960 $27,180 44
North Dakota 37,210 $27,140 45
Oklahoma 149,190 $26,920 46
Arkansas 117,740 $26,820 47
Wyoming 22,540 $25,680 48
Montana 43,990 $25,480 49
Mississippi 118,040 $24,900 50
West Virginia 77,790 $24,780 51
Virgin Islands 4,700 $23,520
Guam 5,200 $20,570
Puerto Rico 110,250 $19,010