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: Slaughterers and meat packers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 360 $31,500 1
New York 570 $25,490 2
Nebraska 6,140 $25,410 3
New Jersey 630 $25,160 4
Minnesota 5,290 $24,790 5
Kansas 10,630 $24,610 6
Indiana 4,020 $24,500 7
Iowa 10,240 $24,350 8
Ohio 1,160 $24,270 9
Colorado 940 $23,690 10
Oregon 330 $23,490 11
Pennsylvania 5,170 $23,110 12
Utah 1,560 $22,870 13
Wisconsin 3,310 $22,750 14
Mississippi 2,920 $22,740 15
Virginia 2,810 $22,580 16
Missouri 3,770 $22,000 17
California 3,130 $21,890 18
New Mexico 230 $21,590 19
Idaho 450 $21,370 20
Maryland 310 $20,880 21
Kentucky 2,590 $20,380 22
Georgia 4,520 $19,930 23
North Carolina 6,700 $19,790 24
Arkansas 2,140 $19,770 25
Illinois 3,920 $19,270 26
Alabama 3,130 $19,260 27
Tennessee 5,850 $19,110 28
Texas 14,790 $18,970 29
Louisiana 600 $17,720 30
South Carolina 2,110 $17,480 31
Puerto Rico 300 $13,370