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: Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Michigan 8,230 $40,180 1
Louisiana 780 $39,680 2
Indiana 8,010 $36,560 3
New Hampshire 1,100 $35,980 4
Ohio 7,370 $35,600 5
Wisconsin 5,250 $34,920 6
Minnesota 1,250 $34,810 7
North Carolina 3,150 $34,700 8
Massachusetts 1,500 $34,450 9
Connecticut 1,810 $34,030 10
Oklahoma 1,580 $32,570 11
Colorado 2,250 $32,480 12
Washington 1,450 $32,310 13
Nevada 250 $31,780 14
Maryland 390 $31,480 15
Pennsylvania 4,550 $31,160 16
New York 5,690 $31,050 17
Iowa 1,740 $30,380 18
Oregon 980 $30,370 19
Nebraska 720 $30,270 20
Missouri 2,770 $29,830 21
New Jersey 1,840 $29,760 22
South Carolina 1,610 $29,750 23
Illinois 4,510 $29,660 24
California 4,150 $29,260 25
Rhode Island 630 $29,180 26
Kentucky 2,530 $28,790 27
North Dakota 100 $28,680 28
Tennessee 1,700 $28,170 29
Virginia 760 $28,130 30
Arkansas 1,220 $27,950 31
Kansas 960 $27,810 32
Utah 3,000 $27,480 33
Georgia 2,150 $27,120 34
Alabama 2,570 $26,350 35
West Virginia 150 $26,050 36
Florida 1,680 $25,880 37
Arizona 490 $25,370 38
Texas 3,830 $23,470 39
Mississippi 540 $23,270 40
Puerto Rico 1,290 $19,840