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).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 6,190 $137,410 1
South Dakota 340 $134,730 2
Massachusetts 7,780 $116,580 3
New York 34,170 $107,000 4
New Jersey 11,180 $102,390 5
Kentucky 2,180 $99,630 6
California 37,640 $98,060 7
Tennessee 2,660 $93,900 8
Maryland 4,090 $91,940 9
Rhode Island 780 $89,330 10
Colorado 5,870 $88,860 11
Minnesota 7,640 $86,270 12
Pennsylvania 7,840 $85,790 13
North Carolina 4,630 $85,030 14
Missouri 5,770 $84,970 15
Oregon 2,870 $84,800 16
South Carolina 1,540 $84,510 17
Louisiana 1,260 $84,040 18
Florida 16,260 $83,920 19
Illinois 15,850 $81,570 20
Virginia 5,590 $81,450 21
Michigan 5,660 $80,980 22
Utah 1,920 $80,720 23
Kansas 1,430 $79,270 24
New Mexico 470 $78,520 25
Alabama 1,500 $77,670 26
Indiana 3,300 $76,980 27
Vermont 380 $74,690 28
Arkansas 1,420 $74,510 29
Washington 5,450 $73,120 30
Maine 710 $72,950 31
Arizona 5,310 $72,320 32
Wyoming 170 $71,980 33
Georgia 4,390 $70,300 34
Wisconsin 3,810 $69,560 35
Alaska 270 $69,050 36
Ohio 11,630 $68,590 37
North Dakota 410 $67,770 38
Nebraska 1,830 $67,550 39
Oklahoma 1,220 $67,120 40
West Virginia 470 $66,470 41
New Hampshire 2,160 $60,910 42
Nevada 1,150 $54,590 43