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: Art directors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 4,950 $101,740 1
California 6,550 $96,370 2
New Jersey 950 $81,520 3
Connecticut 490 $80,330 4
Washington 500 $75,980 5
District of Columbia 220 $73,550 6
Oregon 300 $71,420 7
Virginia 590 $71,010 8
Minnesota 1,080 $70,100 9
Ohio 1,100 $69,850 10
Georgia 690 $68,960 11
Michigan 1,020 $67,790 12
Texas 1,640 $67,050 13
Maryland 410 $66,460 14
Colorado 440 $66,040 15
Illinois 1,270 $65,700 16
Utah 180 $63,580 17
Kentucky 150 $62,370 18
Florida 830 $61,680 19
Wisconsin 640 $61,110 20
Missouri 590 $61,090 21
North Carolina 500 $60,870 22
Pennsylvania 1,110 $59,990 23
Rhode Island 140 $59,250 24
Arizona 330 $58,550 25
Idaho 100 $57,830 26
Iowa 170 $55,080 27
Nebraska 160 $53,650 28
Tennessee 440 $53,210 29
Indiana 440 $51,530 30
Kansas 200 $50,500 31
South Carolina 130 $50,100 32
Nevada 250 $48,580 33
Alabama 220 $47,550 34
Puerto Rico 160 $46,990
Arkansas 150 $45,330 35
Oklahoma 100 $42,650 36