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: Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 1,210 $34,100 1
Rhode Island 460 $33,640 2
Missouri 1,710 $33,500 3
Minnesota 1,380 $33,240 4
Delaware 250 $33,150 5
Connecticut 2,170 $32,470 6
Pennsylvania 5,560 $32,450 7
Indiana 5,440 $32,290 8
New York 2,680 $32,110 9
Massachusetts 1,780 $31,540 10
Ohio 9,140 $31,110 11
Maryland 540 $30,960 12
Kentucky 2,600 $30,660 13
Vermont 300 $30,490 14
South Carolina 2,370 $30,170 15
Colorado 430 $29,640 16
Arizona 580 $29,510 17
Wisconsin 2,210 $29,480 18
Virginia 1,400 $29,350 19
Oregon 1,060 $29,330 20
Georgia 2,610 $29,190 21
Oklahoma 530 $28,960 22
Illinois 5,270 $28,520 23
West Virginia 1,300 $28,470 24
Iowa 460 $28,230 25.5
North Carolina 4,140 $28,230 25.5
Tennessee 2,880 $28,100 27
New Hampshire 640 $28,060 28
Puerto Rico 560 $28,060
Arkansas 1,340 $27,970 29
Maine 120 $27,460 30
Nebraska 770 $27,400 31
Utah 300 $27,170 32
California 4,370 $27,110 33
Mississippi 880 $27,070 34.5
Texas 7,900 $27,070 34.5
Michigan 5,830 $26,850 36
Florida 3,890 $26,770 37
Nevada 430 $26,570 38
New Jersey 2,710 $26,530 39
Alabama 2,090 $26,490 40
Louisiana 260 $26,190 41
Kansas 1,120 $25,400 42
South Dakota 230 $25,210 43
New Mexico 270 $23,900 44