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: Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Colorado 170 $37,740 1
Indiana 2,360 $37,190 2
Washington 300 $36,900 3
Michigan 1,780 $35,790 4
Kentucky 1,460 $34,690 5
Connecticut 650 $34,320 6
South Carolina 850 $34,090 7
Oregon 220 $34,010 8
Ohio 3,020 $33,790 9
Wisconsin 580 $33,750 10
Massachusetts 410 $33,710 11
Iowa 720 $32,950 12
Pennsylvania 3,500 $32,800 13
Arkansas 660 $32,580 14
Illinois 2,150 $32,230 15
Minnesota 260 $32,030 16
Alabama 1,060 $31,820 17
North Carolina 820 $31,790 18
New Jersey 770 $31,570 19
Kansas 160 $31,490 20
New York 1,250 $31,010 21
New Hampshire 100 $30,160 22
California 2,810 $30,100 23
Louisiana 220 $29,470 24
Missouri 360 $29,330 25
Virginia 770 $28,800 26
Nebraska 300 $28,780 27
Oklahoma 250 $28,600 28
Utah 130 $28,390 29
Tennessee 590 $28,140 30
Texas 2,640 $27,840 31
Georgia 660 $27,720 32
Mississippi 270 $27,320 33
Florida 740 $25,360 34
Arizona 400 $24,860 35