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: Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
North Carolina 720 $40,210 1
Washington 340 $31,500 2
Massachusetts 200 $30,440 3
Maine 190 $28,550 4
Kentucky 470 $28,280 5
Arkansas 250 $27,190 6
Wisconsin 650 $27,110 7
Illinois 840 $27,030 8
Alabama 230 $26,750 9
Arizona 110 $26,360 10
Virginia 660 $26,330 11
Iowa 500 $26,270 12
Michigan 410 $26,260 13.5
Minnesota 600 $26,260 13.5
Nebraska 340 $26,200 15
Pennsylvania 730 $25,800 16
Indiana 220 $25,530 17
Missouri 250 $24,970 18
Maryland 120 $24,920 19
South Dakota 150 $24,910 20
New York 690 $24,430 21
Florida 510 $24,330 22
Ohio 1,220 $24,150 23
Kansas 370 $24,030 24
Tennessee 380 $23,870 25
Utah 160 $23,800 26
California 2,480 $23,700 27
Georgia 470 $23,390 28
Texas 1,210 $22,500 29
Oregon 450 $22,400 30
New Mexico 170 $21,460 31
New Jersey 550 $20,660 32
Louisiana 370 $19,460 33