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: Crossing guards

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 240 $33,840 1
Washington 1,580 $30,790 2
Hawaii 110 $28,840 3
Montana 270 $28,370 4
Virginia 830 $26,700 5
Connecticut 1,330 $25,580 6
Colorado 1,390 $25,530 7
Oregon 1,260 $25,310 8
New Jersey 6,590 $25,110 9
Idaho 240 $24,660 10
Illinois 3,850 $24,210 11
Massachusetts 1,800 $23,730 12
Wyoming 240 $23,010 13
North Carolina 530 $22,860 14
Iowa 260 $22,770 15
Vermont 210 $22,090 16
Wisconsin 1,570 $21,910 17
California 4,680 $21,710 18
West Virginia 190 $21,100 19
Tennessee 1,150 $21,010 20
Nevada 840 $20,620 21
Minnesota 1,260 $20,490 22
Georgia 780 $20,260 23
Indiana 1,030 $20,230 24
New Hampshire 320 $20,190 25
Michigan 1,640 $19,980 26
Maryland 980 $19,860 27
Kentucky 320 $19,820 28
Ohio 2,460 $19,590 29
South Carolina 450 $19,280 30
Florida 3,910 $19,250 31
Pennsylvania 4,790 $18,890 32
Oklahoma 460 $18,620 33
Kansas 430 $18,560 34
Missouri 660 $17,890 35
Maine 560 $17,690 36
Alabama 760 $17,350 37
Texas 3,300 $17,230 38
Utah 1,250 $17,210 39
Louisiana 650 $16,790 40
Mississippi 450 $16,110 41
Arkansas 160 $15,990 42
Arizona 1,180 $15,750 43