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: Interior designers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 470 $63,820 1
Massachusetts 1,940 $59,660 2
New Jersey 1,550 $59,170 3
Hawaii 180 $58,170 4
New York 3,020 $56,540 5
Michigan 1,830 $55,870 6
California 5,010 $55,340 7
Connecticut 330 $54,630 8
Nevada 550 $54,590 9
Virginia 1,670 $54,000 10
Maryland 1,160 $51,550 11
Oregon 750 $50,970 12
New Hampshire 270 $48,850 13
Vermont 110 $48,060 14
Illinois 2,880 $47,720 15
Minnesota 1,230 $47,530 16
Nebraska 180 $47,080 17
Georgia 2,330 $46,980 18
Florida 5,020 $46,660 19
Colorado 1,250 $45,790 20
Pennsylvania 1,470 $45,020 21
Delaware 110 $45,000 22
Tennessee 870 $44,850 23
Utah 690 $43,930 24
Texas 3,960 $43,780 25
Kentucky 480 $42,020 26
Washington 1,110 $41,160 27
Ohio 1,970 $41,000 28
North Carolina 1,320 $40,790 29
Missouri 1,320 $40,600 30
Maine 140 $40,420 31
Idaho 160 $40,000 32
Wisconsin 1,020 $39,990 33
South Carolina 460 $39,960 34
Montana 240 $39,810 35
Arizona 1,370 $39,760 36
New Mexico 290 $38,950 37
Oklahoma 270 $38,430 38
Indiana 1,030 $37,730 39
Kansas 410 $37,240 40
Louisiana 340 $36,980 41
Iowa 370 $34,570 42
Arkansas 160 $31,080 43
North Dakota 110 $29,640 44
Mississippi 240 $29,400 45
West Virginia 130 $28,810 46
Puerto Rico 150 $22,780