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: Telemarketers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 1,510 $36,810 1
Massachusetts 5,510 $33,520 2
New Jersey 11,830 $31,740 3
New Hampshire 1,200 $31,180 4
Maryland 6,420 $29,970 5
Idaho 1,340 $28,960 6
Vermont 250 $28,790 7
Connecticut 4,870 $28,760 8
Hawaii 700 $28,550 9
West Virginia 5,870 $28,000 10
New York 18,610 $27,770 11
California 33,400 $27,550 12
Louisiana 2,120 $27,070 13
Washington 7,200 $26,730 14
Pennsylvania 18,010 $26,720 15
Indiana 5,320 $25,950 16
Colorado 8,230 $25,540 17
Maine 1,720 $25,430 18
Illinois 13,130 $24,770 19
New Mexico 5,970 $24,620 20
Virginia 9,690 $24,270 21
North Carolina 3,760 $23,730 22
Minnesota 4,520 $23,660 23
Tennessee 3,960 $23,440 24
Nevada 4,520 $23,370 25
Georgia 5,590 $23,030 26
Kansas 2,880 $22,780 27
Oregon 4,270 $22,660 28
Florida 53,970 $22,640 29
Texas 26,390 $22,300 30
Missouri 10,850 $22,280 31
Michigan 8,210 $22,170 32
District of Columbia 650 $22,140 33
Arizona 14,670 $21,420 34
Ohio 23,330 $21,320 35
Wisconsin 9,190 $21,300 36
Kentucky 2,280 $20,990 37
South Carolina 2,320 $20,750 38
South Dakota 750 $19,980 39
Nebraska 5,320 $19,740 40
Iowa 6,510 $19,720 41
North Dakota 1,460 $19,500 42
Utah 11,110 $19,490 43
Arkansas 3,120 $19,120 44
Alabama 4,190 $19,080 45
Oklahoma 5,880 $17,860 46
Puerto Rico 2,690 $14,230