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: Retail salespersons

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 84,650 $27,990 1
Connecticut 53,750 $27,600 2
Alaska 9,760 $26,850 3
New Jersey 118,670 $26,140 4
Oregon 61,270 $25,880 5
Florida 289,070 $25,800 6
Arizona 78,250 $25,370 7
California 481,990 $25,270 8
Massachusetts 108,760 $25,050 9
Colorado 80,990 $25,040 10
Vermont 10,050 $24,860 11
Delaware 18,070 $24,810 12
Nevada 36,820 $24,680 13
New York 273,610 $24,620 14
New Hampshire 24,740 $24,560 15
Missouri 91,590 $24,480 16
Maine 17,380 $24,440 17
Rhode Island 15,300 $24,170 18
Wisconsin 83,520 $24,080 19
District of Columbia 6,650 $24,010 20
Illinois 180,170 $23,960 21
Tennessee 83,900 $23,880 22
Utah 37,150 $23,660 23
Maryland 88,990 $23,560 24
Idaho 21,300 $23,470 25
Virginia 129,630 $23,440 26
South Carolina 62,710 $23,370 27
Nebraska 29,540 $23,340 28
Minnesota 80,270 $23,320 29
Pennsylvania 194,080 $23,250 30
Iowa 47,420 $23,050 31
Michigan 155,600 $23,010 32
Ohio 159,170 $22,920 33
Montana 17,630 $22,780 34
North Carolina 129,660 $22,660 35.5
Hawaii 27,580 $22,660 35.5
Texas 333,710 $22,620 37
Alabama 61,860 $22,460 38
Louisiana 57,210 $22,280 39
Georgia 133,130 $22,130 40
North Dakota 11,310 $22,060 41
Virgin Islands 2,080 $22,030
Indiana 93,040 $22,020 42
Mississippi 36,900 $22,010 43
New Mexico 29,750 $21,780 44
Kansas 37,950 $21,750 45
Oklahoma 48,500 $21,670 46
South Dakota 13,670 $21,660 47
Wyoming 7,570 $20,790 48
West Virginia 22,260 $20,650 49
Kentucky 60,070 $20,450 50
Arkansas 37,620 $20,250 51
Guam 1,140 $18,220
Puerto Rico 43,500 $14,990