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: Library assistants, clerical

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 300 $31,990 1
Nevada 740 $30,810 2
California 9,120 $28,790 3
Massachusetts 2,990 $27,980 4
District of Columbia 780 $27,000 5
Oregon 1,690 $26,580 6
Hawaii 280 $26,450 7
Delaware 100 $25,890 8
New York 9,090 $25,200 9
Washington 3,540 $24,920 10
Connecticut 1,600 $24,840 11
Arizona 800 $24,400 12
Illinois 6,370 $24,040 13
Virginia 3,050 $23,900 14
New Jersey 2,700 $23,860 15
Rhode Island 350 $23,740 16
Maryland 2,590 $23,560 17
Minnesota 1,800 $23,000 18
Ohio 10,250 $22,730 19
Florida 4,580 $22,620 20
Idaho 100 $22,470 21
Colorado 1,330 $22,020 22
Wisconsin 2,070 $21,830 23
New Hampshire 770 $21,780 24
Michigan 3,590 $21,550 25
Maine 420 $21,450 26
Tennessee 1,680 $21,200 27
Iowa 1,750 $20,850 28
Pennsylvania 4,510 $20,800 29
North Carolina 3,120 $20,650 30
Texas 5,350 $20,630 31
Georgia 2,600 $20,570 32
South Carolina 1,040 $20,360 33
Utah 760 $20,290 34
Wyoming 280 $20,020 35
Kentucky 1,300 $19,580 36
Louisiana 720 $19,570 37
Missouri 2,730 $19,520 38
Montana 210 $19,510 39
Puerto Rico 180 $18,850
Kansas 1,420 $18,820 40
Indiana 4,090 $18,710 41
South Dakota 140 $18,310 42
Alabama 1,010 $18,280 43
Nebraska 840 $17,830 44
Mississippi 670 $17,130 45
Oklahoma 1,010 $17,070 46
North Dakota 130 $16,800 47
West Virginia 430 $16,600 48
New Mexico 680 $16,540 49
Arkansas 820 $15,460 50