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: Recreation workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 510 $31,910 1
Hawaii 1,440 $28,050 2
Connecticut 4,850 $27,760 3
Oregon 4,010 $27,710 4
Delaware 970 $25,180 5
Massachusetts 6,870 $25,130 6
Vermont 1,080 $24,840 7
New Jersey 8,160 $24,270 8
Nevada 1,930 $24,230 9
Virginia 10,520 $24,220 10
New York 22,860 $24,150 11
Washington 5,210 $24,060 12
Colorado 5,430 $23,880 13
Minnesota 4,430 $23,770 14
Wyoming 480 $23,630 15
Kentucky 2,510 $23,610 16
Maine 1,010 $23,600 17
Illinois 14,810 $23,590 18
New Hampshire 1,180 $23,550 19
North Carolina 5,950 $23,320 20
California 35,960 $23,270 21
Pennsylvania 11,100 $23,200 22
Arizona 4,760 $22,770 23
South Dakota 670 $22,670 24
Idaho 670 $22,580 25
Florida 21,670 $22,440 26
Montana 780 $22,430 27
Michigan 10,880 $22,330 28
Georgia 6,030 $22,230 29
Kansas 2,520 $21,980 30
Utah 1,330 $21,670 31
Wisconsin 6,160 $21,540 32
Tennessee 3,150 $21,390 33
Nebraska 1,310 $21,110 34
Texas 11,130 $20,980 35
North Dakota 950 $20,880 36
Indiana 3,760 $20,870 37
Rhode Island 1,430 $20,810 38
South Carolina 2,790 $20,800 39
West Virginia 1,080 $20,540 40
New Mexico 1,720 $20,480 41
Ohio 12,780 $20,460 42
Iowa 4,740 $20,400 43
Alabama 3,020 $20,250 44
Missouri 5,890 $19,970 45
Mississippi 1,610 $19,660 46
Louisiana 2,360 $19,490 47
Arkansas 1,300 $18,860 48
Oklahoma 2,420 $18,720 49
Puerto Rico 1,500 $15,840