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: Parts salespersons

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 22,150 $35,190 1
Massachusetts 4,470 $33,700 2
New Jersey 5,560 $33,200 3
Maryland 3,840 $33,170 4
Washington 5,050 $33,080 5
Connecticut 2,330 $33,050 6
Colorado 3,850 $33,000 7
New York 9,750 $32,070 8
Alaska 490 $32,050 9
Nevada 1,790 $32,000 10
Minnesota 4,740 $31,900 11
Oregon 3,820 $31,720 12
Arizona 4,510 $31,480 13
Wisconsin 4,510 $31,430 14
Illinois 9,630 $31,380 15
Georgia 6,330 $31,130 16
New Hampshire 1,230 $30,900 17
New Mexico 880 $30,710 18
Rhode Island 690 $30,220 19
Utah 2,270 $29,750 20
Michigan 8,580 $29,660 21
Virginia 5,800 $29,490 22
Florida 11,680 $29,470 23
Missouri 5,130 $29,420 24
South Carolina 3,760 $29,380 25
Nebraska 2,270 $29,270 26
Indiana 5,350 $29,200 27
Montana 820 $28,990 28
Louisiana 3,550 $28,540 29
Vermont 800 $28,390 30
North Carolina 6,990 $28,290 31
Idaho 1,620 $28,240 32
Pennsylvania 10,650 $28,230 33
Tennessee 6,170 $28,220 34
Hawaii 780 $28,110 35
Texas 21,820 $28,010 36
Iowa 3,660 $27,960 37
South Dakota 1,480 $27,910 38
North Dakota 1,370 $27,730 39
Maine 1,310 $27,600 40
Delaware 900 $27,410 41
Wyoming 770 $27,240 42
Kansas 2,540 $27,050 43
Ohio 9,450 $26,600 44
Arkansas 3,430 $26,120 45
Mississippi 2,620 $25,980 46
Alabama 5,120 $25,850 47
Kentucky 3,380 $25,260 48
Oklahoma 3,410 $25,150 49
District of Columbia 110 $24,990 50
West Virginia 1,560 $24,540 51
Guam 100 $19,150
Puerto Rico 2,110 $16,360