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: Food batchmakers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Tennessee 1,700 $32,310 1
Minnesota 2,140 $30,320 2
Wisconsin 3,580 $28,660 3
Pennsylvania 6,140 $28,180 4
Maryland 740 $27,510 5
Washington 1,980 $27,450 6
Iowa 2,280 $27,290 7
Indiana 1,940 $27,260 8
Michigan 1,730 $27,070 9
Illinois 6,650 $27,010 10
Ohio 2,940 $26,740 11
Virginia 1,110 $26,670 12
New Jersey 2,340 $26,650 13
Massachusetts 2,400 $26,310 14
Kentucky 880 $26,260 15
Missouri 4,710 $25,960 16
Oregon 1,080 $25,220 17
California 13,120 $25,040 18
Connecticut 610 $24,920 19
Vermont 110 $24,770 20
Colorado 1,070 $24,510 21
Idaho 470 $24,380 22
Arkansas 1,010 $24,140 23
Nebraska 980 $24,130 24
South Dakota 150 $24,070 25
Montana 110 $23,990 26
Florida 2,280 $23,580 27
New Hampshire 240 $23,440 28
Kansas 760 $23,310 29.5
South Carolina 840 $23,310 29.5
Nevada 530 $23,240 31
Oklahoma 660 $23,130 32
Delaware 100 $22,990 33
West Virginia 190 $22,830 34
Utah 1,640 $22,470 35
Georgia 2,100 $22,450 36
North Carolina 1,680 $21,770 37
New York 6,010 $21,210 38
North Dakota 120 $20,530 39
Mississippi 140 $20,440 40
Alabama 680 $20,170 41
New Mexico 560 $20,060 42
Hawaii 670 $19,320 43
Arizona 2,130 $18,960 44
Texas 7,920 $18,590 45
Louisiana 650 $17,530 46
Puerto Rico 450 $13,430