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: Advertising sales agents

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 340 $72,180 1
District of Columbia 1,060 $69,520 2
Michigan 4,290 $67,410 3
Connecticut 1,830 $65,380 4
California 19,660 $59,330 5
Massachusetts 3,280 $57,820 6
New Jersey 3,350 $57,750 7
New York 27,080 $56,990 8
Minnesota 2,900 $55,580 9
Hawaii 440 $54,180 10
Washington 3,060 $53,990 11
Georgia 4,910 $53,600 12
Pennsylvania 7,070 $50,960 13
Alaska 190 $50,930 14
Oregon 1,650 $50,700 15
Florida 9,430 $50,480 16
Nevada 940 $49,920 17
Colorado 2,170 $49,630 18
Maryland 1,870 $49,120 19
Idaho 850 $48,490 20
Arizona 2,280 $47,280 21
New Hampshire 430 $47,210 22
Illinois 6,380 $46,920 23
North Carolina 3,390 $46,870 24
Virginia 3,050 $46,720 25
Kentucky 1,660 $45,810 26
Utah 1,180 $45,270 27
Missouri 3,160 $45,220 28
Oklahoma 1,680 $45,210 29
Wisconsin 3,120 $45,060 30
Indiana 2,590 $44,860 31
Texas 8,730 $43,320 32
Ohio 5,460 $43,100 33
North Dakota 460 $42,790 34
South Carolina 1,590 $42,040 35
Tennessee 2,600 $40,570 36
Louisiana 1,610 $40,430 37
Arkansas 1,150 $39,400 38
Nebraska 1,100 $39,230 39
Mississippi 1,060 $38,930 40
Montana 550 $38,660 41
Iowa 1,950 $37,060 42
West Virginia 820 $36,920 43
Vermont 510 $36,870 44
Rhode Island 500 $36,840 45
Maine 690 $36,290 46
Puerto Rico 370 $34,540
South Dakota 530 $33,520 47
Wyoming 280 $28,240 48