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: Correspondence clerks

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 150 $44,040 1
New Jersey 530 $39,200 2
Maryland 120 $39,030 3
Washington 160 $37,010 4
Georgia 440 $34,540 5
Connecticut 230 $34,460 6
Illinois 620 $34,370 7
Virginia 360 $33,700 8
California 680 $33,230 9
New York 720 $32,350 10
Kentucky 180 $31,590 11
Massachusetts 730 $31,400 12
Michigan 250 $31,240 13
Ohio 810 $30,670 14
Alabama 140 $30,630 15
Texas 1,300 $30,420 16
North Carolina 460 $29,600 17
Tennessee 310 $28,540 18
Colorado 110 $28,340 19
Wisconsin 180 $28,060 20
Iowa 180 $27,870 21
Indiana 140 $27,770 22
Pennsylvania 1,420 $27,050 23
Missouri 1,830 $27,030 24
Florida 620 $26,860 25
Oklahoma 270 $26,680 26
Nebraska 100 $26,190 27
South Dakota 440 $25,800 28
South Carolina 180 $22,380 29