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: Media and communication workers, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 190 $76,460 1
Virginia 230 $55,740 2
Washington 1,500 $55,240 3
New York 1,680 $55,130 4
Kentucky 290 $51,110 5
Wisconsin 170 $50,680 6
New Jersey 760 $50,460 7
Colorado 450 $50,300 8
Michigan 1,190 $48,700 9
Illinois 1,860 $48,140 10
California 2,990 $47,540 11
Connecticut 250 $47,270 12
Georgia 180 $46,550 13
Massachusetts 430 $45,680 14
Nevada 440 $45,200 15
Minnesota 680 $44,630 16
North Carolina 750 $44,170 17
Maryland 1,360 $43,340 18
Hawaii 130 $42,140 19
Alaska 130 $41,840 20
Florida 2,230 $40,510 21
Pennsylvania 880 $40,480 22
Ohio 590 $39,160 23
Arizona 510 $38,560 24
Oregon 320 $37,040 25
Tennessee 450 $35,960 26
South Carolina 120 $35,550 27
Louisiana 250 $30,760 28
Puerto Rico 210 $29,760