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: Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,700 $41,970 1
Connecticut 1,650 $39,820 2
California 19,060 $39,470 3
Alaska 490 $38,330 4
Maryland 3,220 $38,280 5
Massachusetts 3,360 $38,070 6
Michigan 4,210 $37,410 7
New Jersey 4,530 $37,210 8
Delaware 470 $36,610 9
Colorado 2,620 $36,530 10
Virginia 4,350 $36,380 11
Illinois 6,600 $36,260 12
New York 10,590 $36,210 13
Washington 3,760 $35,300 14
Pennsylvania 7,630 $34,980 15.5
Hawaii 1,020 $34,980 15.5
Minnesota 3,600 $34,800 17
Arizona 4,940 $34,790 18
Oregon 1,500 $34,710 19
Ohio 5,950 $34,080 20
Wisconsin 3,560 $33,730 21
Missouri 3,190 $33,460 22
New Hampshire 610 $33,420 23
Wyoming 230 $33,230 24
Rhode Island 880 $33,070 25
Tennessee 3,560 $32,890 26
New Mexico 980 $32,780 27
Vermont 260 $32,720 28
Kansas 1,370 $32,690 29
Georgia 4,740 $32,630 30.5
Texas 10,670 $32,630 30.5
Idaho 650 $32,620 32
Iowa 1,120 $32,460 33
Kentucky 1,780 $32,260 34
Indiana 2,870 $32,080 35
South Carolina 2,770 $31,950 36
Nebraska 1,180 $31,430 37
Utah 1,400 $31,320 38
North Carolina 4,160 $31,290 39
Nevada 1,470 $31,110 40
Mississippi 1,040 $30,990 41
Louisiana 1,270 $30,950 42
West Virginia 570 $30,920 43
Florida 9,820 $30,800 44
North Dakota 290 $30,570 45
Alabama 2,310 $30,420 46
Montana 470 $30,340 47
Oklahoma 2,890 $30,010 48
Arkansas 1,450 $29,560 49
Maine 560 $29,170 50
South Dakota 370 $26,680 51
Puerto Rico 1,020 $22,510