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: Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 300 $43,310 1
Massachusetts 900 $38,630 2
Maryland 390 $37,590 3
Oregon 200 $37,490 4
Connecticut 880 $36,800 5
Indiana 1,630 $36,770 6
Alabama 450 $36,080 7
Michigan 1,640 $35,530 8
Nevada 110 $35,470 9
Minnesota 490 $35,160 10
Pennsylvania 1,820 $33,950 11
New Hampshire 270 $33,550 12
Illinois 1,670 $33,540 13
Arizona 320 $33,330 14
Wisconsin 1,220 $32,860 15
New Jersey 380 $32,720 16
New York 1,170 $32,290 17
California 2,560 $32,280 18
Iowa 930 $32,200 19
Missouri 550 $32,120 20
Colorado 240 $31,870 21
South Carolina 580 $31,760 22
Kansas 530 $31,510 23
Virginia 190 $30,270 24
Kentucky 360 $29,920 25
Florida 460 $29,110 26
Ohio 2,240 $28,940 27
Texas 1,910 $28,930 28
Arkansas 250 $28,820 29
North Carolina 1,090 $28,410 30
Georgia 690 $27,480 31
Tennessee 680 $27,010 32
Maine 110 $26,980 33
Oklahoma 460 $26,660 34
Nebraska 150 $26,450 35
Vermont 210 $26,050 36
Mississippi 180 $23,600 37