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: Curators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 130 $72,830 1
Connecticut 140 $59,530 2
New York 1,040 $59,430 3
Minnesota 120 $59,230 4
California 840 $58,040 5
Massachusetts 560 $57,630 6
Illinois 270 $55,930 7
Washington 200 $53,410 8
Michigan 260 $53,170 9
Rhode Island 100 $52,210 10
Colorado 260 $51,550 11
Florida 480 $51,540 12
Virginia 300 $49,980 13
Missouri 110 $48,520 14
Iowa 100 $47,910 15
Pennsylvania 480 $47,810 16
Arizona 280 $46,930 17
Texas 610 $46,690 18
Maryland 220 $46,390 19
Wisconsin 210 $45,620 20
Utah 130 $45,060 21
New Mexico 120 $45,010 22
Georgia 100 $44,890 23
New Jersey 190 $43,760 24
Indiana 110 $43,520 25
Ohio 270 $41,660 26
South Carolina 110 $40,640 27
Kentucky 120 $40,570 28
Oregon 100 $40,320 29
Alabama 100 $39,530 30
North Carolina 370 $39,300 31
Montana 100 $32,270 32
Louisiana 120 $31,070 33