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: Production occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 6,770 $42,170 1
Alaska 11,520 $38,670 2
Michigan 462,350 $36,320 3
Virgin Islands 2,120 $35,950
Washington 168,350 $35,790 4
Connecticut 118,720 $34,600 5
Massachusetts 177,060 $33,460 6
Louisiana 121,040 $33,310 7
Maryland 102,080 $32,670 8
Minnesota 236,940 $32,490 9
Ohio 589,000 $32,230 10
Delaware 26,730 $32,120 11
Indiana 398,820 $32,020 12
New Jersey 223,550 $31,960 13
Wisconsin 346,980 $31,840 14
Pennsylvania 467,590 $31,630 15
New Hampshire 49,780 $31,520 16
Colorado 103,820 $31,350 17
Oregon 135,470 $31,310 18
New York 420,220 $31,050 19
Nevada 45,370 $30,780 20
Maine 41,740 $30,750 21
New Mexico 33,940 $30,580 22
Illinois 530,540 $30,420 23.5
Kentucky 209,360 $30,420 23.5
Hawaii 17,930 $30,390 25
Vermont 24,150 $30,350 26
West Virginia 45,460 $30,340 27
Virginia 210,810 $30,230 28
Rhode Island 37,910 $30,130 29
North Dakota 21,590 $30,090 30
Kansas 126,420 $29,970 31
California 974,890 $29,750 32
South Carolina 202,980 $29,570 33
Iowa 166,660 $29,390 34
Montana 18,450 $29,360 35
Missouri 229,100 $29,120 36
Arizona 128,430 $28,700 37
Tennessee 322,630 $28,590 38
Texas 716,600 $28,570 39
Oklahoma 121,690 $28,520 40
Nebraska 80,910 $28,400 41
North Carolina 407,640 $28,300 42
Idaho 40,890 $28,240 43
Utah 92,370 $27,760 44
Florida 353,550 $27,700 45
Alabama 227,380 $27,670 46
Georgia 345,950 $27,520 47
Arkansas 152,190 $26,410 48
Mississippi 130,850 $26,210 49
South Dakota 30,130 $25,730 50
Guam 1,450 $21,600
Puerto Rico 87,890 $19,530