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: Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 18,080 $72,680 1
New Jersey 43,810 $69,650 2
Massachusetts 31,890 $67,560 3
New York 115,790 $65,320 4
Illinois 77,220 $65,000 5
Minnesota 31,650 $61,670 6
Virginia 37,470 $61,620 7
Ohio 68,890 $61,000 8
Washington 30,970 $60,750 9
Maryland 21,460 $60,730 10
California 145,050 $60,660 11
Kansas 14,670 $60,640 12
New Hampshire 7,040 $60,570 13
Michigan 44,850 $60,560 14
Wisconsin 35,580 $60,390 15
Pennsylvania 79,730 $60,260 16
Rhode Island 4,920 $60,120 17
Delaware 3,200 $59,970 18
Colorado 30,660 $57,920 19
Tennessee 21,590 $57,280 20
Missouri 33,090 $56,540 21
District of Columbia 1,700 $56,180 22
Texas 113,840 $56,060 23
Indiana 30,800 $55,740 24
Georgia 51,870 $55,700 25
Oregon 17,370 $54,750 26
Utah 14,500 $53,850 27
Florida 103,350 $53,820 28
Kentucky 17,690 $52,620 29
Vermont 2,360 $52,320 30
North Carolina 43,070 $51,850 31
Nebraska 10,140 $51,760 32
South Carolina 16,630 $51,690 33
Alaska 1,530 $51,520 34
Nevada 9,440 $51,370 35
Arizona 26,620 $51,320 36
Maine 5,550 $50,890 37
Oklahoma 11,550 $50,480 38
Alabama 20,400 $49,880 39
Louisiana 20,240 $49,600 40
South Dakota 4,290 $48,800 41
Iowa 16,410 $48,680 42
North Dakota 4,070 $47,190 43
Arkansas 12,850 $47,030 44
Mississippi 9,050 $46,850 45
West Virginia 5,560 $46,550 46
Idaho 5,200 $45,630 47
New Mexico 5,970 $44,310 48
Hawaii 4,510 $43,870 49
Montana 3,250 $42,550 50
Wyoming 1,530 $39,230 51
Puerto Rico 7,030 $29,780
Virgin Islands 160 $28,810
Guam 250 $24,350