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: Foundry mold and coremakers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 170 $37,690 1
Michigan 1,390 $34,070 2
Illinois 380 $33,660 3
Connecticut 140 $32,880 4
Indiana 1,140 $32,730 5
Minnesota 310 $31,720 6
South Carolina 240 $31,540 7
New York 180 $31,250 8
North Carolina 160 $30,810 9
Missouri 410 $30,630 10
Wisconsin 1,680 $30,270 11
Iowa 290 $30,200 12
New Jersey 180 $29,890 13
Ohio 1,400 $29,860 14
Florida 250 $29,610 15
New Hampshire 130 $29,330 16
Washington 270 $29,320 17
Arizona 260 $29,300 18
Pennsylvania 1,030 $28,610 19
Georgia 110 $28,190 20
Alabama 410 $27,480 21
Virginia 100 $27,060 22
Kansas 270 $26,960 23
California 680 $26,690 24
Utah 350 $26,240 25
Texas 790 $23,320 26