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: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 27,950 $68,290 1
New York 169,990 $59,950 2
California 308,110 $52,060 3
Massachusetts 47,630 $51,810 4
New Jersey 44,720 $49,670 5
Washington 39,350 $49,360 6
Virginia 48,250 $48,740 7
Connecticut 20,600 $48,530 8
Maryland 31,270 $48,480 9
Nevada 16,680 $48,090 10
Michigan 53,150 $46,450 11
Minnesota 35,540 $45,970 12
Rhode Island 6,730 $44,450 13
Georgia 35,700 $44,290 14
Colorado 31,630 $43,960 15
Hawaii 9,790 $43,900 16
Illinois 66,650 $43,680 17
Alaska 3,010 $42,970 18
Oregon 21,100 $42,740 19
Florida 94,400 $42,430 20
New Hampshire 5,700 $42,190 21
Delaware 4,660 $41,510 22
Ohio 53,560 $41,090 23
Missouri 32,970 $40,990 24
Arizona 26,940 $40,930 25
Texas 97,710 $40,560 26
North Carolina 35,260 $40,510 27
Pennsylvania 59,380 $39,980 28
Utah 16,170 $39,630 29
Vermont 5,030 $39,420 30
Wisconsin 32,510 $39,130 31
Tennessee 27,300 $38,190 32
New Mexico 7,780 $37,230 33
Indiana 30,150 $36,480 34
South Carolina 15,210 $36,140 35
Idaho 7,440 $35,970 36
Oklahoma 14,350 $34,980 37
Kentucky 16,350 $34,970 38
Alabama 17,840 $34,770 39
Mississippi 8,780 $34,330 40
Nebraska 10,900 $34,180 41
Arkansas 8,670 $33,930 42
Kansas 16,120 $33,540 43
Louisiana 16,660 $33,480 44
Virgin Islands 280 $32,400
Maine 7,330 $32,180 45
North Dakota 3,980 $31,760 46
Iowa 17,430 $31,460 47
West Virginia 5,530 $31,080 48
South Dakota 4,920 $30,780 49
Wyoming 2,500 $30,450 50
Montana 5,980 $29,860 51
Puerto Rico 7,110 $28,730
Guam 580 $27,020