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: Mechanical drafters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 220 $61,760 1
Massachusetts 1,670 $59,940 2
New York 3,700 $53,480 3
Michigan 5,570 $52,450 4
Washington 1,340 $52,400 5
New Jersey 1,330 $51,870 6
South Carolina 1,050 $50,550 7
Connecticut 2,130 $50,520 8
California 3,610 $48,640 9
Texas 7,170 $47,740 10
Minnesota 2,450 $46,740 11
Colorado 740 $46,730 12
North Carolina 1,040 $46,540 13
New Mexico 590 $46,240 14
Maryland 720 $45,530 15
Oregon 1,010 $45,260 16
Georgia 1,140 $45,240 17
Vermont 140 $45,000 18
Pennsylvania 4,090 $44,720 19
Tennessee 1,020 $44,380 20
Missouri 1,140 $44,350 21
Illinois 2,410 $44,120 22
Indiana 2,070 $43,780 23
Wisconsin 3,980 $43,640 24
New Hampshire 180 $43,500 25
Alabama 880 $43,230 26
Rhode Island 180 $43,080 27
Oklahoma 1,330 $42,830 28
Florida 2,250 $42,210 29
Ohio 3,550 $41,360 30
Kansas 1,050 $41,220 31
Arizona 1,560 $41,130 32
Montana 170 $41,080 33
Kentucky 650 $40,700 34
Utah 600 $40,090 35
Iowa 950 $39,470 36
Louisiana 680 $38,750 37
North Dakota 190 $38,700 38
Arkansas 590 $37,040 39
Idaho 170 $37,010 40
West Virginia 290 $34,780 41
Nebraska 510 $34,380 42
Puerto Rico 220 $33,620
South Dakota 140 $32,060 43