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: Anthropologists and archeologists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Nevada 110 $62,000 1
Alaska 100 $60,620 2
Oregon 130 $56,440 3
California 640 $56,170 4
Virginia 230 $55,090 5
New York 100 $54,000 6
New Mexico 280 $53,170 7
Florida 110 $52,530 8
Arizona 170 $50,810 9
Texas 230 $50,680 10
District of Columbia 330 $50,030 11
New Jersey 150 $48,410 12
Colorado 220 $47,610 13
Wyoming 100 $45,950 14
Louisiana 110 $42,920 15