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: Photographers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Minnesota 1,520 $49,140 1
District of Columbia 180 $46,320 2
Rhode Island 220 $42,610 3
Alaska 140 $40,160 4
North Carolina 1,710 $38,630 5
New York 4,740 $37,820 6
Washington 1,080 $37,750 7
Virginia 1,600 $37,480 8
California 6,300 $36,390 9
Massachusetts 1,320 $36,020 10
Wisconsin 920 $33,720 11
Colorado 890 $33,510 12
Vermont 120 $33,440 13
New Jersey 1,230 $33,130 14
North Dakota 220 $32,900 15
Michigan 1,670 $32,600 16
Arizona 1,400 $32,130 17
Illinois 2,510 $31,270 18
Nevada 1,000 $30,990 19
Florida 3,690 $30,710 20
Utah 630 $30,600 21.5
Wyoming 120 $30,600 21.5
Delaware 140 $30,590 23
Oregon 740 $30,540 24
Hawaii 410 $30,530 25
Indiana 1,730 $30,310 26
Pennsylvania 2,190 $29,970 27
Puerto Rico 190 $29,840
Kentucky 650 $29,400 28
Maine 180 $29,090 29
Maryland 1,400 $28,520 30
Missouri 1,440 $28,360 31
New Mexico 280 $28,150 32
South Carolina 750 $27,840 33
Idaho 360 $27,200 34
Ohio 2,780 $26,900 35
Arkansas 480 $26,230 36
Texas 4,190 $26,010 37
West Virginia 260 $25,990 38
Mississippi 270 $25,930 39
Tennessee 1,330 $25,540 40
South Dakota 200 $25,520 41
Oklahoma 820 $24,990 42
Louisiana 820 $24,960 43
New Hampshire 280 $24,770 44
Montana 140 $24,670 45
Alabama 690 $24,430 46
Iowa 850 $23,480 47
Nebraska 540 $23,370 48
Kansas 530 $23,070 49
Georgia 1,680 $21,900 50