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: Maintenance workers, machinery

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Wyoming 580 $54,440 1
Illinois 6,180 $41,760 2
Massachusetts 1,350 $41,670 3
New York 3,620 $41,470 4
Indiana 2,430 $40,980 5
Connecticut 640 $40,590 6
Michigan 3,460 $40,340 7
New Hampshire 170 $39,620 8
California 4,590 $39,350 9
Washington 1,610 $39,330 10
New Jersey 2,080 $38,760 11
Hawaii 130 $38,400 12
Ohio 3,950 $37,980 13
Nevada 340 $37,920 14
Virginia 2,640 $37,490 15
Pennsylvania 2,800 $37,100 16
Wisconsin 1,980 $36,030 17
Kentucky 1,270 $35,540 18
Idaho 300 $35,500 19
North Dakota 140 $35,480 20
Louisiana 2,690 $35,420 21
Alaska 110 $35,250 22
Florida 6,850 $35,220 23
Rhode Island 350 $35,150 24
Utah 1,230 $35,060 25
Iowa 1,230 $34,680 26
South Carolina 1,930 $34,630 27
Mississippi 1,210 $34,440 28
Maryland 1,470 $34,290 29
Colorado 1,480 $34,180 30
Oklahoma 1,110 $34,130 31
Minnesota 570 $34,110 32
North Carolina 3,390 $34,040 33
Montana 150 $33,970 34
West Virginia 600 $33,810 35
Missouri 750 $33,700 36
Arizona 1,030 $33,410 37
Tennessee 2,980 $33,390 38
New Mexico 400 $32,980 39
Alabama 1,340 $32,700 40
Maine 250 $32,330 41
Nebraska 590 $31,100 42
Oregon 670 $31,070 43
Vermont 140 $30,740 44
Kansas 820 $30,180 45
Texas 3,800 $30,000 46
Georgia 3,050 $28,980 47
Arkansas 970 $28,770 48
Puerto Rico 450 $25,530