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: Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Michigan 22,050 $32,350 1
Minnesota 5,290 $31,400 2.5
Maryland 1,640 $31,400 2.5
Connecticut 5,160 $30,860 4
Massachusetts 3,870 $30,670 5
Washington 2,640 $30,330 6
Delaware 290 $29,820 7
Colorado 1,810 $29,680 8
North Dakota 620 $29,420 9
Wisconsin 11,690 $29,380 10
Nevada 600 $28,860 11
Pennsylvania 12,470 $28,790 12.5
West Virginia 1,170 $28,790 12.5
Ohio 26,740 $28,640 14
Indiana 16,300 $28,580 15
New Hampshire 1,440 $28,510 16
Iowa 4,540 $28,390 17
Nebraska 1,770 $27,750 18
Oregon 2,320 $27,370 19
Virginia 5,690 $27,360 20
Illinois 16,350 $27,190 21
New York 7,540 $27,040 22
New Jersey 5,140 $26,990 23
South Dakota 940 $26,900 24
California 21,180 $26,790 25
Kentucky 6,050 $26,770 26
Maine 480 $26,540 27
Tennessee 10,120 $26,520 28
Arizona 2,400 $26,450 29
Louisiana 730 $26,420 30
South Carolina 4,570 $26,260 31
Utah 1,380 $26,250 32
North Carolina 8,320 $26,220 33.5
Missouri 6,180 $26,220 33.5
Georgia 6,910 $25,890 35
Vermont 320 $25,700 36
Alabama 5,040 $25,680 37
Florida 6,590 $25,300 38
Oklahoma 3,460 $24,750 39
Arkansas 3,640 $24,510 40
Montana 130 $24,440 41
Kansas 2,440 $24,420 42
Texas 15,820 $24,150 43
Mississippi 3,320 $24,140 44
Idaho 580 $24,050 45
New Mexico 280 $23,310 46
Rhode Island 1,390 $22,960 47
Puerto Rico 1,330 $14,820