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: Insurance sales agents

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 6,550 $77,520 1
Connecticut 5,030 $73,490 2
New Jersey 8,010 $71,850 3
California 28,700 $70,240 4
Washington 5,500 $67,900 5
New York 18,450 $67,530 6
Rhode Island 450 $66,890 7
New Hampshire 840 $65,620 8
Wisconsin 6,090 $65,540 9
Michigan 8,480 $64,130 10
Maryland 5,510 $63,900 11
Minnesota 5,980 $63,740 12
Nevada 2,240 $61,370 13
Illinois 13,730 $60,140 14
North Dakota 1,070 $60,010 15
Kentucky 4,130 $58,170 16
Missouri 7,940 $56,900 17
Pennsylvania 15,860 $56,740 18
Vermont 590 $56,660 19.5
Indiana 7,110 $56,660 19.5
Colorado 5,940 $55,520 21
Florida 26,640 $54,840 22
Ohio 13,140 $54,590 23
Delaware 1,300 $54,560 24
Oregon 3,520 $54,270 25
Utah 1,960 $54,230 26
Maine 1,360 $54,130 27
Kansas 3,590 $53,810 28
Alabama 4,220 $53,640 29
Texas 22,290 $53,150 30
Virginia 9,020 $52,700 31
Louisiana 5,510 $52,350 32
District of Columbia 550 $51,880 33
North Carolina 8,360 $51,480 34
Oklahoma 3,180 $50,860 35
Tennessee 5,560 $50,810 36
Wyoming 450 $50,290 37
Alaska 480 $49,610 38
Nebraska 2,650 $49,000 39
Arizona 6,710 $48,910 40
South Carolina 4,520 $46,150 41
Montana 980 $46,080 42
South Dakota 1,440 $46,010 43
Mississippi 3,010 $45,020 44
Iowa 3,900 $44,330 45
Arkansas 2,700 $43,610 46
New Mexico 1,660 $41,270 47
Idaho 1,270 $41,120 48
West Virginia 1,960 $35,610 49
Puerto Rico 1,150 $34,470