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: Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Minnesota 2,250 $38,280 1
Michigan 7,300 $36,180 2
Massachusetts 2,080 $35,040 3
Indiana 5,700 $34,190 4
Oregon 1,140 $32,680 5
Maine 260 $31,700 6
Wisconsin 4,910 $31,640 7
Ohio 9,050 $31,000 8
South Carolina 2,610 $30,960 9
Missouri 1,470 $30,720 10
Pennsylvania 6,180 $30,670 11
New York 3,950 $30,460 12
Connecticut 2,060 $30,310 13
Illinois 5,260 $30,260 14
New Hampshire 560 $30,240 15
Delaware 110 $30,110 16
Iowa 1,020 $30,060 17
Washington 1,090 $29,960 18
New Jersey 1,530 $29,670 19
North Carolina 2,310 $29,430 20
Maryland 420 $29,180 21
Idaho 210 $28,960 22
Georgia 1,710 $28,840 23
Arizona 680 $28,390 24
Vermont 270 $28,260 25
Kansas 970 $28,160 26
Tennessee 2,470 $27,490 27
Rhode Island 770 $27,100 28
New Mexico 110 $27,070 29
Virginia 1,130 $26,990 30
Nevada 210 $26,950 31
Nebraska 480 $26,880 32
Kentucky 1,160 $26,670 33
California 11,800 $26,640 34
Utah 820 $26,540 35
Oklahoma 1,190 $26,300 36
Colorado 540 $26,130 37
West Virginia 290 $26,070 38
Alabama 1,570 $25,730 39
Arkansas 890 $25,250 40
Florida 2,160 $25,020 41
Texas 7,820 $24,120 42
Mississippi 590 $23,920 43
Louisiana 400 $23,120 44
South Dakota 250 $22,950 45
Puerto Rico 200 $18,630