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: Medical secretaries

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 4,980 $34,600 1
Washington 17,140 $33,870 2
Hawaii 1,380 $33,820 3
Massachusetts 18,150 $33,410 4
Minnesota 8,020 $32,400 5
Illinois 13,690 $32,200 6
Oregon 6,850 $32,170 7
New Jersey 29,730 $31,970 8
Nevada 1,470 $31,950 9
District of Columbia 1,410 $31,650 10
New Hampshire 2,560 $31,280 11
Colorado 4,810 $31,240 12
Rhode Island 3,280 $31,090 13
Alaska 420 $30,950 14.5
New York 11,140 $30,950 14.5
California 57,480 $30,800 16
Maryland 7,760 $30,030 17
Michigan 11,380 $29,800 18
Delaware 1,700 $29,310 19
Arizona 5,840 $28,890 20
Virginia 5,280 $28,850 21
South Dakota 300 $28,300 22
Wisconsin 4,700 $28,180 23
Maine 3,300 $27,960 24
Missouri 9,270 $27,880 25
Vermont 670 $27,680 26
Nebraska 2,610 $27,350 27
Indiana 7,370 $26,990 28
Pennsylvania 19,500 $26,980 29
Texas 14,940 $26,940 30
Iowa 3,300 $26,780 31
Ohio 30,120 $26,660 32
Florida 25,710 $26,580 33
Kansas 2,550 $26,540 34
Georgia 5,300 $26,270 35
Utah 4,760 $26,160 36
Mississippi 1,560 $26,080 37
North Carolina 9,470 $25,920 38
Montana 1,360 $25,820 39
Tennessee 5,720 $25,730 40
New Mexico 1,470 $25,520 41
Wyoming 630 $25,470 42
Idaho 1,320 $25,450 43
South Carolina 5,220 $25,440 44
North Dakota 660 $24,540 45
Kentucky 4,020 $24,500 46
Louisiana 2,390 $23,900 47
Oklahoma 4,210 $23,740 48
Arkansas 2,500 $23,580 49
Alabama 3,320 $23,570 50
West Virginia 1,630 $23,500 51
Puerto Rico 3,240 $19,200