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: Designers, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 400 $71,920 1
Massachusetts 340 $63,580 2
Illinois 940 $60,200 3
Idaho 140 $56,890 4
Maryland 120 $53,600 5
California 2,120 $53,550 6
New York 610 $53,240 7
Minnesota 250 $51,500 8
Michigan 800 $49,380 9
New Jersey 620 $48,750 10
Virginia 190 $48,480 11
Louisiana 250 $47,610 12
Pennsylvania 210 $46,030 13
Texas 200 $44,730 14
Wisconsin 110 $44,690 15
Ohio 750 $41,020 16
Georgia 240 $35,030 17
Florida 860 $34,760 18
Indiana 230 $34,650 19