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: Receptionists and information clerks

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 2,790 $28,650 1
District of Columbia 4,930 $28,450 2
Connecticut 15,850 $27,980 3
New York 83,450 $26,610 4
Massachusetts 25,530 $26,040 5
California 126,560 $25,980 6
Colorado 19,250 $25,510 7.5
Minnesota 24,150 $25,510 7.5
Rhode Island 4,600 $25,270 9
New Jersey 29,150 $25,200 10
Maryland 25,700 $25,190 11
Illinois 52,940 $24,810 12
Oregon 14,790 $24,790 13
Delaware 3,540 $24,780 14
Michigan 32,580 $24,770 15
Hawaii 4,510 $24,720 16
New Hampshire 5,520 $24,690 17
Washington 21,070 $24,510 18
Nevada 10,500 $24,390 19
Vermont 2,450 $24,020 20
Wisconsin 24,700 $23,990 21
Georgia 30,950 $23,930 22
Arizona 22,480 $23,620 23
Virginia 29,010 $23,430 24
Pennsylvania 51,910 $23,080 25
Maine 2,850 $22,760 26
Tennessee 19,220 $22,640 27
North Carolina 28,860 $22,520 28
Kansas 12,160 $22,420 29
Florida 73,010 $22,340 30
Nebraska 7,930 $22,320 31.5
South Carolina 12,380 $22,320 31.5
Iowa 10,430 $22,190 33
Missouri 17,640 $22,120 34
Ohio 37,250 $22,070 35
Texas 85,110 $21,900 36
Indiana 21,940 $21,890 37
Kentucky 16,170 $21,430 38
Utah 11,380 $21,270 39
North Dakota 2,810 $21,050 40
Virgin Islands 330 $21,040
New Mexico 7,270 $20,850 41
Montana 3,030 $20,750 42
Wyoming 1,470 $20,670 43
Oklahoma 11,570 $20,650 44
South Dakota 3,740 $20,450 45
Alabama 13,770 $20,160 46
Mississippi 8,620 $19,930 47
Arkansas 8,680 $19,730 48
West Virginia 4,390 $19,660 49
Louisiana 16,010 $19,610 50
Guam 460 $17,060
Puerto Rico 4,500 $15,620