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: Artists and related workers, all other

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,210 $73,350 1
Georgia 200 $66,180 2
New York 320 $57,420 3
Massachusetts 280 $56,390 4
North Carolina 100 $54,580 5
California 770 $52,250 6
Maryland 300 $51,940 7
Virginia 300 $51,080 8
New Jersey 120 $50,850 9
Washington 240 $50,410 10
Alaska 170 $47,180 11
Florida 570 $43,710 12
Michigan 260 $43,650 13
Colorado 160 $42,400 14
Nevada 110 $39,620 15
Oregon 110 $39,090 16
Illinois 190 $38,480 17
Texas 280 $34,700 18
Louisiana 120 $33,800 19
Ohio 220 $33,770 20
Pennsylvania 270 $33,130 21
Wisconsin 190 $30,910 22