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: File clerks

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 660 $32,090 1
Washington 3,650 $26,850 2
Rhode Island 680 $26,680 3
Alaska 450 $26,380 4
Maryland 4,270 $26,260 5
Delaware 660 $25,950 6
New York 20,090 $25,830 7
Colorado 3,260 $25,550 8
Minnesota 3,840 $25,110 9
California 29,740 $25,070 10
Idaho 1,670 $25,030 11
Massachusetts 5,140 $24,690 12
Connecticut 2,500 $24,510 13
Virginia 4,560 $24,360 14
New Jersey 10,210 $24,140 15
Illinois 9,710 $23,870 16
Missouri 4,410 $23,770 17
Texas 17,280 $23,720 18
Oregon 2,220 $23,450 19
Ohio 7,440 $23,440 20
Wisconsin 4,470 $23,420 21
Utah 1,950 $23,400 22
Nevada 1,490 $23,060 23
Pennsylvania 9,360 $22,980 24.5
Vermont 420 $22,980 24.5
Florida 19,800 $22,750 26
New Hampshire 890 $22,710 27
Michigan 4,830 $22,510 28
Indiana 3,580 $22,350 29
Iowa 1,130 $22,130 30
North Carolina 3,250 $22,010 31
Tennessee 3,020 $21,860 32
Maine 450 $21,840 33
Kansas 1,890 $21,750 34.5
Hawaii 870 $21,750 34.5
Arizona 5,530 $21,670 36
Nebraska 930 $21,580 37
Georgia 4,620 $21,430 38
North Dakota 610 $21,370 39
West Virginia 890 $20,620 40
New Mexico 1,940 $20,360 41.5
Oklahoma 2,600 $20,360 41.5
Kentucky 2,000 $20,270 43
Alabama 2,710 $20,020 44
South Dakota 230 $19,780 45
Montana 450 $18,630 46
Arkansas 2,290 $18,540 47
Wyoming 250 $18,320 48
Louisiana 2,410 $18,130 49
Mississippi 1,850 $18,110 50
Virgin Islands 110 $18,100
Puerto Rico 990 $17,400