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: Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 9,630 $29,590 1
Vermont 660 $29,040 2
Washington 8,780 $28,700 3
Alaska 610 $28,680 4
Hawaii 1,160 $28,520 5
Connecticut 6,230 $28,390 6
Minnesota 8,920 $28,310 7
Maryland 8,670 $28,260 8
New Jersey 16,320 $28,080 9
Virginia 11,450 $27,660 10.5
Tennessee 5,380 $27,660 10.5
Delaware 1,510 $27,610 12
North Carolina 7,160 $26,860 13
Illinois 15,510 $25,260 14
Arizona 5,200 $25,240 15
New York 23,900 $24,960 16
Florida 21,620 $24,740 17
Colorado 5,310 $24,620 18
Maine 1,150 $24,490 19
California 25,160 $24,240 20
South Dakota 1,030 $24,210 21
Alabama 2,960 $24,130 22
Nevada 2,180 $24,040 23
Guam 150 $23,990
South Carolina 3,410 $23,910 24
Georgia 9,530 $23,750 25
Rhode Island 1,380 $23,730 26
Nebraska 2,840 $23,710 27
Texas 20,780 $23,410 28
North Dakota 1,330 $23,340 29
Oregon 3,690 $23,200 30
Ohio 18,190 $22,960 31
Kansas 3,960 $22,880 32
Wisconsin 11,310 $22,850 33
Michigan 14,260 $22,710 34
Iowa 4,100 $22,470 35
New Hampshire 2,170 $22,330 36
Wyoming 590 $22,260 37
Missouri 6,270 $22,160 38
Indiana 8,020 $21,900 39
Oklahoma 2,210 $21,680 40
Louisiana 2,880 $20,960 41
West Virginia 1,710 $20,770 42
Kentucky 3,330 $20,210 43
Pennsylvania 22,420 $20,200 44
Utah 2,440 $19,810 45
Montana 1,020 $18,970 46.5
Mississippi 990 $18,970 46.5
Arkansas 1,600 $18,660 48
Puerto Rico 2,220 $17,410
New Mexico 1,580 $17,350 49
Idaho 1,680 $17,170 50