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: Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 620 $28,810 1
Alaska 650 $24,270 2
California 11,030 $24,110 3
Massachusetts 2,910 $22,570 4
Florida 4,620 $21,930 5
Connecticut 1,900 $20,850 6
New York 7,200 $20,520 7
Washington 1,680 $19,910 8
Vermont 170 $19,600 9
Arizona 1,080 $19,400 10
Rhode Island 210 $19,310 11
Delaware 340 $19,170 12
Michigan 3,080 $19,160 13
Minnesota 1,810 $19,070 14
New Hampshire 540 $19,000 15
Colorado 2,970 $18,860 16
New Jersey 4,000 $18,780 17
Nevada 1,350 $18,580 18
Maryland 1,880 $18,560 19
Oregon 2,020 $18,440 20
Virginia 4,490 $17,780 21
Maine 230 $17,400 22
Illinois 7,940 $17,180 23
Wisconsin 2,730 $17,110 24
Georgia 2,330 $16,810 25
New Mexico 450 $16,490 26
North Carolina 4,180 $16,340 27
South Carolina 1,200 $16,250 28
Texas 6,080 $16,090 29
South Dakota 210 $15,960 30
Montana 400 $15,850 31
Pennsylvania 5,430 $15,840 32
Utah 1,070 $15,820 33
Ohio 5,890 $15,580 34
Alabama 1,070 $15,410 35
Indiana 1,620 $15,380 36
North Dakota 280 $15,350 37.5
Tennessee 1,990 $15,350 37.5
Puerto Rico 220 $15,160
Kentucky 890 $15,140 39
Mississippi 420 $15,120 40
Kansas 1,270 $15,040 41
Oklahoma 630 $14,990 42
Nebraska 1,120 $14,950 43
Idaho 360 $14,920 44
Louisiana 380 $14,720 45
Iowa 1,620 $14,450 46
West Virginia 350 $13,990 47
Arkansas 500 $13,640 48