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: Historians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 280 $81,010 1
Virginia 200 $76,220 2
New Jersey 120 $57,860 3
California 280 $56,640 4
Pennsylvania 120 $55,720 5
Illinois 140 $48,420 6
New York 460 $29,930 7