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: Butchers and meat cutters

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 1,320 $39,680 1
Connecticut 950 $38,950 2
Alaska 280 $38,710 3
New Jersey 3,360 $38,070 4
Minnesota 2,120 $35,820 5
Washington 2,690 $35,800 6
Hawaii 510 $35,080 7
New York 6,830 $34,010 8
New Hampshire 510 $33,910 9
Vermont 170 $33,180 10
Arizona 2,330 $33,080 11
Delaware 250 $32,940 12
Oregon 1,500 $32,140 13
Rhode Island 510 $32,100 14
Maryland 2,130 $31,970 15
Nevada 930 $30,440 16
Wisconsin 2,940 $30,300 17
Virginia 1,870 $30,160 18
California 17,740 $29,500 19
Maine 460 $29,400 20
Colorado 2,180 $29,310 21
Kansas 930 $28,500 22
Ohio 5,040 $28,200 23
New Mexico 650 $27,990 24
Pennsylvania 5,920 $27,850 25
District of Columbia 150 $27,180 26
Michigan 3,600 $26,990 27
Utah 1,180 $26,870 28
Florida 7,450 $26,710 29
Idaho 650 $26,300 30
Indiana 3,160 $26,150 31
Missouri 2,690 $26,100 32
Illinois 6,560 $25,950 33
Wyoming 260 $25,780 34
Tennessee 2,740 $25,670 35
South Carolina 1,570 $25,510 36
Alabama 2,340 $25,200 37
Nebraska 1,590 $25,180 38
Texas 8,120 $24,660 39
South Dakota 570 $24,590 40
North Carolina 3,820 $24,510 41
Georgia 5,500 $24,470 42
Kentucky 1,830 $24,080 43
Montana 520 $23,880 44
Iowa 2,250 $23,790 45
North Dakota 490 $23,570 46
Oklahoma 1,350 $23,320 47
Mississippi 1,280 $23,040 48
West Virginia 530 $22,710 49
Louisiana 2,200 $22,600 50
Arkansas 1,830 $22,050 51
Puerto Rico 1,700 $15,220