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: Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 13,900 $40,000 1
Massachusetts 38,500 $34,730 2
New Jersey 76,690 $34,200 3
Virginia 18,120 $34,190 4
Connecticut 24,120 $34,180 5
Minnesota 9,900 $33,980 6
Rhode Island 6,740 $33,250 7
California 108,320 $33,030 8
Washington 25,440 $32,990 9
Alaska 3,670 $32,870 10
Maryland 37,840 $32,390 11
Hawaii 7,410 $32,200 12
Delaware 4,710 $31,170 13
Nevada 14,730 $31,080 14
New York 168,100 $30,920 15
Michigan 51,950 $30,700 16
Colorado 22,610 $30,290 17
Ohio 67,720 $28,870 18
Oregon 17,450 $28,590 19
Illinois 72,420 $28,200 20
Wisconsin 38,310 $28,120 21
Pennsylvania 72,900 $27,910 22
Missouri 25,380 $27,630 23
New Hampshire 7,760 $27,610 24
Virgin Islands 310 $27,590
Maine 10,390 $27,420 25
Guam 340 $27,390
Vermont 5,310 $26,890 26
North Carolina 53,090 $26,820 27
North Dakota 3,590 $26,720 28
Arizona 24,890 $26,690 29
South Carolina 27,280 $26,540 30
Utah 14,950 $26,430 31
Indiana 43,090 $26,420 32
Florida 129,700 $26,120 33
Alabama 37,330 $25,930 34
Nebraska 11,000 $25,910 35
Georgia 48,430 $25,810 36
Iowa 19,330 $25,590 37
New Mexico 19,410 $25,510 38
Texas 165,460 $25,220 39
Tennessee 31,580 $25,040 40
Idaho 6,730 $24,680 41
Kansas 16,070 $23,850 42
Mississippi 22,660 $23,660 43
Kentucky 20,900 $23,580 44
Louisiana 35,260 $23,350 45
West Virginia 12,000 $23,040 46
Arkansas 14,400 $22,970 47
Oklahoma 23,850 $22,940 48
Wyoming 5,740 $22,880 49
Montana 8,610 $22,420 50
South Dakota 4,860 $22,040 51
Puerto Rico 27,780 $17,500