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: Real estate sales agents

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 700 $79,340 1
New York 15,810 $75,630 2
Arizona 3,660 $73,290 3
Vermont 210 $71,350 4
Maryland 4,080 $70,350 5
California 9,830 $68,200 6
Connecticut 810 $66,100 7
Nevada 3,210 $62,630 8
Massachusetts 1,610 $61,170 9
Alabama 820 $59,770 10
Colorado 3,100 $58,160 11
Ohio 3,340 $56,890 12
Missouri 2,580 $56,340 13
New Jersey 2,750 $56,170 14
North Carolina 4,270 $54,740 15
Alaska 240 $54,690 16
Oregon 980 $54,010 17
Virginia 12,330 $53,500 18
Kansas 770 $52,600 19
Texas 14,540 $52,420 20
South Dakota 250 $52,330 21
Wisconsin 1,160 $52,040 22
Delaware 840 $51,650 23
New Mexico 900 $51,380 24
Illinois 5,690 $51,120 25
Indiana 1,840 $50,450 26
Florida 29,150 $49,020 27
Washington 2,080 $47,870 28
Nebraska 580 $47,780 29
Maine 450 $47,520 30
Rhode Island 250 $47,330 31
Arkansas 860 $46,320 32
South Carolina 3,430 $45,840 33
Pennsylvania 7,680 $45,590 34
Tennessee 1,380 $45,020 35
Montana 540 $44,550 36
North Dakota 160 $43,970 37
Oklahoma 2,030 $43,500 38
Idaho 750 $42,330 39
Michigan 4,180 $42,010 40
West Virginia 910 $41,560 41
Louisiana 750 $40,400 42
Wyoming 240 $40,040 43
Iowa 440 $39,780 44
New Hampshire 340 $39,580 45
Georgia 7,100 $37,800 46
Mississippi 790 $35,680 47
Kentucky 1,630 $30,650 48