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: Executive secretaries and administrative assistants

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 25,520 $48,690 1
District of Columbia 9,710 $46,430 2
New York 138,850 $45,220 3
Massachusetts 46,280 $44,210 4
Washington 17,020 $43,520 5
Connecticut 22,720 $43,350 6
California 214,050 $43,250 7
Virginia 19,440 $43,210 8
Maryland 25,460 $42,450 9
Hawaii 4,650 $41,790 10
Colorado 27,870 $41,430 11
Rhode Island 3,810 $41,180 12
Michigan 37,500 $39,770 13
Minnesota 28,740 $39,690 14.5
Delaware 6,850 $39,690 14.5
Illinois 71,510 $39,480 16
Missouri 26,400 $39,440 17
Alaska 3,440 $39,370 18
Alabama 9,050 $39,280 19
Maine 3,630 $38,600 20
Georgia 44,210 $37,830 21
New Hampshire 5,130 $37,810 22
Ohio 55,680 $37,540 23.5
Vermont 4,370 $37,540 23.5
Pennsylvania 38,770 $37,310 25
Texas 137,560 $37,010 26
Oregon 15,810 $36,790 27
Nevada 9,950 $36,740 28
Utah 8,950 $36,460 29
Florida 98,980 $35,660 30
South Carolina 13,910 $35,470 31
Wisconsin 29,230 $35,320 32
New Mexico 8,600 $35,040 33
Arizona 34,760 $34,760 34
North Carolina 47,580 $34,700 35
Indiana 26,680 $34,410 36
Kansas 16,210 $34,040 37
Iowa 13,060 $33,860 38
North Dakota 3,560 $33,830 39
Tennessee 31,020 $33,190 40
Wyoming 1,870 $32,750 41
Kentucky 20,030 $32,690 42
Oklahoma 17,960 $32,370 43
Idaho 7,800 $32,220 44
Nebraska 8,960 $32,170 45
Louisiana 15,430 $31,870 46
Mississippi 6,380 $31,550 47
Arkansas 6,890 $31,030 48
West Virginia 5,150 $30,950 49
Virgin Islands 850 $30,700
South Dakota 3,220 $28,940 50
Guam 1,120 $27,910
Puerto Rico 15,810 $26,050