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: Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Minnesota 250 $29,000 1
Indiana 190 $24,210 2
Illinois 910 $22,210 3
Tennessee 410 $22,110 4
Nebraska 340 $22,020 5.5
Louisiana 620 $22,020 5.5
Iowa 320 $21,940 7
South Dakota 560 $21,880 8
Arkansas 940 $21,790 9
Oklahoma 590 $21,470 10
Kansas 380 $21,430 11
Ohio 520 $21,160 12
Virginia 200 $21,080 13
Kentucky 300 $21,070 14
Utah 290 $20,550 15
Vermont 300 $20,260 16
Massachusetts 640 $20,040 17
Washington 4,270 $19,720 18
Pennsylvania 370 $19,570 19
North Dakota 300 $19,510 20
Alabama 650 $19,360 21
Michigan 930 $19,350 22
Hawaii 280 $19,320 23
Oregon 1,900 $19,260 24
Maine 190 $19,210 25
New Jersey 190 $18,510 26
South Carolina 310 $18,380 27
Colorado 830 $18,140 28
California 10,600 $18,120 29
Arizona 630 $17,990 30
Texas 2,450 $17,310 31
North Carolina 1,110 $17,170 32
Mississippi 220 $17,080 33
Florida 5,610 $15,430 34
Idaho 1,880 $15,380 35
Georgia 1,770 $15,360 36
New Mexico 200 $13,480 37