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: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 5,400 $39,740 1
Connecticut 25,270 $38,140 2
Alaska 5,110 $37,600 3
New Jersey 54,180 $36,670 4
Massachusetts 47,280 $36,450 5
California 208,200 $35,880 6
Maryland 28,410 $35,810 7
New York 129,220 $34,440 8
Rhode Island 6,820 $34,130 9
Delaware 5,720 $33,880 10
Washington 42,230 $33,540 11
Virginia 48,810 $33,300 12
Colorado 32,830 $33,080 13
New Hampshire 9,520 $32,440 14
Illinois 79,770 $32,370 15
Michigan 51,810 $32,250 16
Minnesota 35,790 $32,240 17
Oregon 26,020 $32,120 18
Hawaii 8,780 $32,100 19
Nevada 16,940 $31,020 20
Arizona 32,080 $31,010 21
Vermont 5,860 $30,610 22
Ohio 68,850 $30,570 23
Florida 123,350 $30,240 24
Indiana 39,500 $30,210 25
Pennsylvania 75,970 $30,190 26
Georgia 51,410 $30,140 27
Wisconsin 41,830 $29,990 28
Texas 133,540 $29,790 29
Tennessee 33,040 $29,720 30
Missouri 37,090 $29,690 31
North Carolina 51,780 $29,680 32
Maine 7,760 $29,510 33
Mississippi 16,390 $29,320 34
South Carolina 22,500 $28,660 35
Utah 14,440 $28,330 36
New Mexico 10,900 $28,260 37
Kentucky 20,740 $28,170 38
Iowa 22,020 $28,050 39
Louisiana 26,000 $27,920 40
Oklahoma 23,480 $27,890 41
Alabama 24,300 $27,800 42
Nebraska 18,330 $27,570 43
Kansas 21,920 $27,550 44
Idaho 8,690 $27,470 45
Arkansas 18,510 $27,340 46
Montana 9,800 $27,300 47
Wyoming 5,490 $26,890 48
North Dakota 5,970 $26,780 49
West Virginia 8,620 $25,860 50
Guam 790 $24,720
Virgin Islands 520 $24,570
South Dakota 8,620 $24,220 51
Puerto Rico 10,930 $20,220