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: Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 2,250 $29,710 1
District of Columbia 680 $26,430 2
Nevada 4,290 $24,980 3
New York 7,000 $24,480 4
Massachusetts 3,610 $23,760 5
Vermont 850 $22,630 6
New Jersey 3,920 $22,220 7
Connecticut 1,920 $22,200 8
California 22,440 $21,930 9
Rhode Island 510 $21,690 10
New Hampshire 1,040 $21,460 11
Maine 1,500 $21,320 12
Colorado 5,180 $20,930 13
Alaska 920 $20,920 14
Florida 18,470 $20,700 15
Washington 4,530 $20,660 16
Maryland 2,870 $20,540 17
Delaware 530 $20,070 18
Virgin Islands 210 $19,740
Illinois 5,940 $19,720 19
Oregon 3,740 $19,620 20
Pennsylvania 6,170 $19,440 21
Virginia 7,120 $19,190 22
Arizona 4,470 $19,080 23
North Carolina 7,580 $18,910 24
Minnesota 3,600 $18,790 25
South Carolina 4,490 $18,520 26
Wisconsin 4,930 $18,400 27
Utah 2,450 $18,380 28
Wyoming 1,130 $18,260 29
Michigan 5,480 $18,120 30
Georgia 7,230 $17,850 31
Ohio 6,720 $17,710 32
Missouri 4,670 $17,640 33
Tennessee 5,430 $17,390 34
New Mexico 2,740 $17,320 35
Montana 1,580 $17,310 36
Indiana 3,910 $17,050 37
Iowa 3,000 $16,910 38.5
Louisiana 2,740 $16,910 38.5
Nebraska 1,590 $16,700 40
Texas 14,270 $16,680 41
Kentucky 3,120 $16,660 42
Mississippi 2,330 $16,580 43
Oklahoma 2,020 $16,550 44
Kansas 2,260 $16,510 45
South Dakota 1,760 $16,350 46
North Dakota 920 $16,320 47
Idaho 1,320 $16,080 48
West Virginia 1,360 $15,660 49
Arkansas 2,370 $15,460 50
Alabama 3,160 $15,290 51
Guam 220 $14,900
Puerto Rico 780 $14,410