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 and related workers, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 510 $60,540 1
Alabama 1,300 $58,870 2
Virginia 2,420 $58,390 3
New Jersey 7,140 $49,150 4
Nebraska 460 $48,940 5
Utah 1,070 $45,680 6
Wisconsin 2,640 $45,200 7
Connecticut 940 $44,980 8
Minnesota 8,580 $44,890 9
Massachusetts 3,150 $44,580 10
Pennsylvania 4,910 $44,570 11
New York 5,500 $44,520 12
Hawaii 1,000 $43,400 13
California 21,520 $41,940 14
Georgia 2,810 $41,310 15
Illinois 19,590 $41,240 16
North Dakota 220 $40,510 17
Ohio 8,620 $40,060 18
Maryland 2,040 $39,440 19
South Carolina 1,240 $39,320 20
Colorado 3,270 $39,280 21
New Hampshire 900 $39,070 22
Montana 260 $38,480 23
Maine 820 $38,170 24
Indiana 1,530 $36,880 25
Kansas 1,050 $36,180 26
Iowa 1,510 $36,100 27
Texas 8,170 $35,660 28
Florida 15,220 $35,500 29
North Carolina 2,810 $35,130 30
Tennessee 1,730 $34,660 31
Oklahoma 690 $34,330 32
Arizona 2,120 $34,310 33
Kentucky 1,080 $34,260 34
New Mexico 340 $33,750 35
Oregon 2,230 $32,800 36
Alaska 190 $32,610 37
Rhode Island 590 $32,490 38
Idaho 760 $29,110 39
Louisiana 1,070 $27,650 40
Arkansas 470 $25,530 41
Wyoming 390 $24,090 42
Puerto Rico 1,580 $23,940