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: Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 1,010 $72,720 1
Michigan 830 $71,550 2
New York 1,130 $54,970 3
Illinois 410 $50,940 4
Utah 140 $48,240 5
Oregon 190 $46,760 6
Arizona 150 $46,710 7
Washington 520 $45,910 8
Georgia 240 $45,610 9
Massachusetts 390 $45,260 10
Maryland 170 $44,280 11
New Jersey 190 $43,780 12
Minnesota 240 $43,170 13
Alabama 110 $43,050 14
Indiana 120 $42,410 15
Florida 1,460 $42,050 16
Virginia 240 $38,840 17
Texas 580 $38,400 18
Missouri 200 $36,720 19
Pennsylvania 280 $35,930 20
North Carolina 280 $34,960 21
Ohio 260 $31,570 22
New Mexico 140 $30,390 23
Kentucky 100 $29,290 24
Colorado 190 $28,380 25