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: Model makers, metal and plastic

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 190 $46,700 1
Minnesota 140 $46,410 2
Wisconsin 460 $45,590 3
Ohio 430 $43,340 4
Indiana 240 $43,020 5
South Carolina 100 $42,040 6
California 460 $40,960 7
Oklahoma 160 $40,320 8
New York 310 $39,740 9
Illinois 250 $38,580 10
New Jersey 150 $38,450 11
Colorado 230 $38,080 12
Missouri 160 $34,510 13
North Carolina 240 $34,400 14
Florida 120 $33,620 15
Pennsylvania 540 $32,230 16
Tennessee 150 $31,180 17
Virginia 210 $30,310 18