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: Sheet metal workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 560 $57,610 1
New York 6,210 $54,930 2
New Jersey 3,920 $52,980 3
Illinois 6,610 $52,370 4
Minnesota 3,740 $51,750 5
District of Columbia 250 $51,360 6
Alaska 510 $50,950 7
Washington 5,370 $49,760 8
Nevada 1,510 $49,730 9
Michigan 4,210 $49,620 10
Massachusetts 4,210 $49,250 11
Wisconsin 4,040 $47,480 12
Ohio 5,590 $46,080 13
Pennsylvania 5,380 $45,660 14
Connecticut 2,020 $45,390 15
California 17,690 $45,350 16
Missouri 4,810 $44,460 17
Oregon 3,110 $44,320 18
Nebraska 1,040 $43,080 19
Kansas 2,980 $42,580 20
Indiana 5,210 $42,000 21
Delaware 800 $41,820 22
Maryland 4,980 $39,370 23
Iowa 2,440 $39,110 24
Oklahoma 2,820 $38,930 25
Utah 2,400 $38,240 26
Idaho 650 $37,260 27
West Virginia 680 $37,210 28
Montana 540 $36,680 29
Virginia 7,380 $36,600 30
New Mexico 780 $36,170 31
Wyoming 160 $35,790 32
Maine 920 $35,620 33
Colorado 3,620 $35,530 34
North Dakota 540 $35,370 35
New Hampshire 650 $34,860 36
Vermont 490 $34,480 37
Georgia 7,150 $33,630 38
Tennessee 3,640 $33,550 39
Louisiana 2,010 $33,260 40
Arizona 4,040 $33,090 41
Kentucky 1,920 $32,610 42
Texas 10,570 $32,140 43
Florida 11,450 $31,950 44
Alabama 3,430 $31,010 45
North Carolina 6,100 $30,570 46
South Carolina 2,920 $29,180 47
Arkansas 2,270 $28,560 48
South Dakota 650 $27,950 49
Mississippi 1,840 $27,160 50
Puerto Rico 510 $18,410