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: Set and exhibit designers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 210 $64,670 1
District of Columbia 130 $61,900 2
California 1,580 $58,040 3
Maryland 150 $54,150 4
New York 1,220 $52,810 5
Pennsylvania 390 $46,020 6
Washington 140 $45,320 7
Ohio 190 $43,830 8
Illinois 200 $42,930 9
Georgia 110 $38,460 10
Texas 1,030 $38,240 11
Virginia 360 $36,050 12
Missouri 110 $36,030 13
Florida 290 $35,500 14
Louisiana 130 $35,350 15
Arizona 150 $33,510 16
New Jersey 210 $32,920 17
Colorado 200 $29,880 18