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: Counter and rental clerks

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 12,180 $27,740 1
Connecticut 3,730 $26,900 2
California 69,810 $26,630 3
Maryland 10,670 $26,550 4
Washington 19,130 $25,790 5
Massachusetts 8,890 $25,110 6
Vermont 1,500 $24,760 7
Texas 32,460 $24,130 8
New Hampshire 2,650 $24,070 9
Colorado 13,090 $23,790 10
Virginia 13,270 $23,750 11.5
Rhode Island 1,480 $23,750 11.5
District of Columbia 1,170 $23,580 13
Nevada 3,810 $23,500 14
Oregon 5,900 $23,380 15
Alaska 1,350 $23,360 16
Missouri 10,130 $23,300 17
Illinois 18,370 $23,190 18
New York 18,390 $23,030 19
Wisconsin 8,400 $22,910 20
North Carolina 12,040 $22,750 21
Delaware 1,340 $22,710 22
New Mexico 2,030 $22,580 23
Florida 27,270 $22,540 24
Kansas 4,590 $22,520 25
Indiana 13,360 $22,350 26
Arizona 8,390 $22,060 27
Michigan 14,540 $22,050 28
Pennsylvania 19,680 $21,940 29
Louisiana 4,880 $21,720 30
Nebraska 3,030 $21,680 31
Oklahoma 4,450 $21,570 32
Minnesota 9,760 $21,490 33
Tennessee 7,970 $21,270 34
Idaho 1,360 $21,230 35
Maine 2,030 $21,170 36
Ohio 15,710 $21,120 37
Hawaii 2,320 $21,020 38
South Carolina 7,090 $20,790 39
Mississippi 3,050 $20,660 40
Georgia 11,580 $20,590 41
Utah 4,300 $20,280 42
Iowa 4,550 $20,150 43
Montana 1,670 $19,860 44
Arkansas 3,810 $18,970 45
Alabama 9,070 $18,890 46
South Dakota 1,240 $18,600 47
West Virginia 2,540 $18,580 48
Kentucky 6,330 $18,140 49
North Dakota 1,680 $17,940 50
Virgin Islands 250 $17,940
Guam 110 $16,890
Wyoming 870 $16,870 51
Puerto Rico 2,170 $15,140