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: Recreational therapists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 150 $46,760 1
Washington 220 $45,880 2
California 1,450 $45,560 3
New York 2,660 $43,360 4
Connecticut 820 $42,640 5
Oregon 180 $39,250 6
Ohio 920 $38,850 7
Michigan 700 $38,400 8
Minnesota 620 $38,330 9
New Jersey 680 $37,870 10
Florida 790 $37,670 11
Idaho 190 $37,010 12
Wisconsin 540 $36,090 13
Arizona 210 $35,970 14
Maine 140 $35,890 15
Texas 640 $35,720 16
Massachusetts 880 $35,230 17
Louisiana 500 $35,190 18
Pennsylvania 1,790 $35,040 19
Tennessee 440 $34,960 20
North Carolina 470 $34,940 21
Maryland 590 $34,900 22
Arkansas 160 $34,160 23
Virginia 540 $34,120 24
Kentucky 120 $33,900 25
Georgia 750 $33,820 26
Oklahoma 350 $33,560 27
Utah 270 $32,760 28
North Dakota 150 $32,470 29
Iowa 430 $32,290 30
New Mexico 130 $31,550 31
Missouri 660 $31,350 32
Illinois 1,810 $31,280 33
Alabama 320 $31,210 34
Indiana 410 $30,820 35
West Virginia 100 $30,330 36
Mississippi 440 $30,240 37
Kansas 290 $29,840 38
Nebraska 420 $28,520 39
South Carolina 380 $26,290 40