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: Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Oregon 270 $43,870 1
Michigan 4,910 $40,430 2
Washington 310 $40,400 3
Massachusetts 1,350 $38,610 4
Maryland 400 $38,460 5
Colorado 380 $37,920 6
Connecticut 1,660 $37,860 7
Minnesota 1,230 $36,520 8
Illinois 5,150 $35,300 9
Arizona 620 $34,920 10
Pennsylvania 3,400 $34,550 11
Indiana 4,800 $34,400 12
New Jersey 560 $33,790 13
Ohio 4,930 $32,920 14
Nevada 130 $32,820 15
Louisiana 590 $32,700 16
Wisconsin 2,670 $32,590 17
Rhode Island 400 $32,480 18
California 5,460 $32,150 19
Tennessee 2,640 $32,120 20
North Carolina 2,100 $32,030 21
Utah 110 $31,770 22
Iowa 600 $31,650 23
Maine 100 $31,490 24
Georgia 730 $31,430 25
Missouri 1,610 $31,330 26
South Carolina 1,230 $31,260 27
New Hampshire 550 $30,960 28
Alabama 960 $30,680 29
Kentucky 1,470 $30,500 30
Florida 910 $29,980 31
Kansas 720 $29,970 32
Virginia 640 $29,280 33
Texas 5,840 $28,220 34
Oklahoma 810 $28,170 35
Vermont 270 $27,800 36
Arkansas 880 $27,060 37
Mississippi 760 $26,670 38
Idaho 120 $26,580 39
West Virginia 140 $24,730 40