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: Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Maine 260 $31,540 1
Michigan 13,170 $30,730 2
Indiana 9,770 $30,250 3
Minnesota 4,040 $29,740 4
Connecticut 1,950 $29,510 5
Massachusetts 3,280 $29,250 6
Wisconsin 8,860 $29,080 7
Georgia 4,200 $28,750 8
Illinois 8,560 $28,530 9
Maryland 820 $28,460 10
Mississippi 1,790 $28,370 11
New Hampshire 1,530 $28,150 12
Pennsylvania 9,400 $28,060 13
Oregon 1,420 $28,020 14
New York 4,850 $27,950 15
Washington 1,670 $27,880 16
Arizona 690 $27,450 17
Utah 1,220 $27,110 18
Oklahoma 1,160 $27,100 19
Ohio 14,960 $27,010 20.5
North Carolina 5,910 $27,010 20.5
Virginia 2,760 $26,880 22
Nebraska 1,210 $26,850 23
South Carolina 3,230 $26,830 24
Tennessee 3,630 $26,330 25
Rhode Island 390 $26,030 26
New Jersey 2,620 $25,830 27
Iowa 2,480 $25,570 28
Kansas 1,400 $25,300 29
Kentucky 4,830 $25,240 30
Alabama 1,970 $25,050 31
Florida 2,620 $24,960 32
Vermont 280 $24,720 33
California 11,820 $24,300 34
Missouri 3,400 $24,100 35
Texas 7,030 $23,770 36
South Dakota 420 $23,360 37
Arkansas 2,550 $22,990 38
West Virginia 350 $22,960 39
North Dakota 140 $22,500 40
Idaho 150 $22,460 41
Louisiana 650 $22,430 42
New Mexico 120 $21,050 43
Nevada 390 $19,720 44
Puerto Rico 1,160 $17,920