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).

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Occupation Selected: Legal secretaries

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 7,120 $57,300 1
California 35,220 $47,720 2
New York 26,550 $43,400 3
Massachusetts 7,020 $43,210 4
Minnesota 4,150 $42,760 5
Connecticut 2,720 $42,720 6
Alaska 420 $42,670 7
Colorado 3,680 $42,050 8
Maryland 4,770 $41,960 9
Delaware 1,210 $41,770 10
New Jersey 14,450 $41,540 11
Virginia 3,390 $40,970 12
Washington 4,100 $40,770 13
Nevada 2,600 $40,570 14
Illinois 14,080 $40,430 15
Hawaii 870 $40,410 16
Texas 14,610 $39,970 17
Arizona 4,250 $39,240 18
Oregon 4,100 $38,940 19
Michigan 6,940 $38,150 20
Utah 1,580 $36,730 21
Rhode Island 880 $36,660 22
Georgia 6,560 $36,110 23
Florida 20,220 $36,060 24
Ohio 9,010 $35,500 25
Pennsylvania 13,760 $35,210 26
Missouri 4,900 $34,560 27
New Hampshire 920 $34,290 28
Mississippi 1,910 $34,140 29
Kentucky 2,150 $34,100 30
Virgin Islands 150 $33,930
North Carolina 5,290 $33,910 31
Vermont 550 $33,890 32
Maine 1,340 $33,790 33
Wisconsin 3,780 $33,650 34
Nebraska 1,280 $33,040 35
Louisiana 3,210 $32,810 36
Idaho 1,150 $32,780 37
South Carolina 3,340 $32,160 38
Indiana 3,870 $31,650 39
New Mexico 990 $31,330 40
Tennessee 3,420 $31,270 41
Alabama 4,020 $30,780 42
Oklahoma 2,480 $29,850 43
Iowa 2,440 $29,780 44
Kansas 1,640 $29,270 45
West Virginia 1,520 $29,160 46
South Dakota 500 $28,810 47
Arkansas 1,780 $27,270 48
Montana 720 $26,540 49
North Dakota 590 $26,430 50
Puerto Rico 1,810 $23,630