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: Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,040 $22,720 1
Hawaii 2,330 $20,500 2
Massachusetts 8,490 $20,340 3
Nevada 5,480 $20,090 4
New York 12,240 $20,080 5
Connecticut 3,150 $19,740 6
New Hampshire 1,800 $19,340 7
Alaska 460 $19,090 8
Rhode Island 1,210 $18,970 9
Maine 1,090 $18,820 10
Vermont 570 $18,780 11
Washington 7,040 $18,710 12
Oregon 3,400 $18,600 13
New Jersey 7,390 $18,350 14
California 40,810 $17,900 15
Illinois 13,560 $17,650 16
Maryland 6,170 $17,550 17
Minnesota 6,250 $17,430 18
Pennsylvania 14,690 $17,290 19
Florida 27,100 $17,180 20
Delaware 1,340 $16,940 21
Colorado 8,020 $16,680 22
Wisconsin 5,840 $16,630 23
Virginia 9,640 $16,200 24
Utah 2,900 $16,090 25
Arizona 10,980 $16,060 26
Tennessee 8,240 $15,970 27
Michigan 11,300 $15,820 28
Indiana 7,420 $15,800 29
South Dakota 800 $15,760 30
Missouri 6,540 $15,740 31
Iowa 2,910 $15,690 32
Ohio 14,790 $15,560 33
Kansas 3,070 $15,550 34
Kentucky 4,520 $15,500 35
Georgia 9,710 $15,450 36
South Carolina 5,190 $15,430 37
Oklahoma 3,830 $15,380 38.5
North Carolina 12,130 $15,380 38.5
Nebraska 2,300 $15,310 40
Mississippi 2,400 $15,220 41
Arkansas 1,790 $15,150 42
Louisiana 4,030 $15,020 43
Alabama 3,900 $15,000 44
Montana 1,000 $14,980 45
West Virginia 1,600 $14,840 46
New Mexico 2,640 $14,730 47
Texas 24,460 $14,690 48
North Dakota 840 $14,550 49
Wyoming 730 $14,430 50
Idaho 1,240 $14,350 51
Guam 170 $13,890