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: Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 520 $40,210 1
Maryland 370 $38,470 2
Ohio 5,220 $37,600 3
Oregon 280 $37,350 4
Indiana 3,360 $35,720 5
Michigan 3,920 $35,070 6
Minnesota 740 $34,460 7
Pennsylvania 1,910 $33,170 8
Wisconsin 2,200 $32,270 9
Maine 150 $31,920 10
New York 1,070 $31,790 11
Kentucky 740 $31,710 12
North Carolina 880 $31,260 13
Washington 260 $30,940 14
Kansas 330 $30,690 15
Illinois 2,580 $30,610 16
Connecticut 810 $30,560 17
South Carolina 1,150 $30,420 18
New Hampshire 260 $30,260 19
Iowa 510 $30,160 20
Virginia 800 $29,260 21
Oklahoma 780 $28,980 22
California 2,920 $28,640 23
Alabama 520 $28,410 24
Missouri 670 $28,080 25
Vermont 170 $28,040 26
Tennessee 1,380 $27,930 27
Nebraska 190 $27,770 28
Georgia 1,730 $27,490 29
Arizona 410 $27,150 30
Louisiana 270 $27,020 31
Arkansas 510 $27,000 32
New Jersey 390 $26,660 33
South Dakota 200 $26,300 34
West Virginia 110 $26,220 35
Texas 2,600 $24,980 36
Colorado 130 $24,490 37
Florida 650 $24,410 38
Puerto Rico 100 $21,670