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: Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 2,680 $44,890 1
Connecticut 2,240 $39,060 2
New Jersey 1,340 $38,980 3
Massachusetts 3,180 $36,790 4
Oregon 2,310 $36,000 5
Maryland 720 $35,410 6
Minnesota 4,850 $35,390 7
Wisconsin 8,750 $34,960 8
Illinois 10,470 $34,920 9
Kansas 2,430 $34,180 10
Maine 350 $34,150 11
Michigan 10,810 $34,030 12
Arizona 920 $33,960 13
Virginia 1,640 $33,570 14
North Dakota 110 $32,560 15
Indiana 6,760 $32,410 16
Rhode Island 300 $32,380 17
New Hampshire 820 $32,270 18
Pennsylvania 7,700 $32,210 19
Louisiana 510 $32,190 20
California 10,360 $32,150 21
Ohio 12,570 $32,110 22
North Carolina 4,210 $31,650 23
Nebraska 1,040 $31,570 24
Iowa 3,110 $31,370 25
Colorado 1,240 $31,260 26
Utah 440 $31,130 27
Montana 150 $30,970 28
Tennessee 3,710 $30,780 29
New York 4,080 $30,730 30
Missouri 4,050 $30,540 31
Nevada 440 $30,510 32
Kentucky 2,370 $30,500 33
Texas 9,650 $30,470 34
Vermont 430 $30,430 35
Oklahoma 1,700 $29,910 36
Arkansas 1,280 $29,800 37
South Carolina 2,010 $29,690 38
West Virginia 150 $29,470 39
Georgia 1,520 $29,260 40
Florida 2,360 $29,050 41
South Dakota 410 $28,070 42
Idaho 250 $25,900 43
Alabama 1,820 $25,710 44
Mississippi 1,150 $25,210 45
Puerto Rico 310 $17,680