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).

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Occupation Selected: Tool and die makers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 1,090 $56,180 1
Michigan 16,660 $51,350 2
Connecticut 2,710 $50,330 3
Louisiana 340 $47,710 4
Indiana 6,320 $47,660 5
Oregon 540 $47,310 6
Illinois 7,110 $47,240 7
Minnesota 2,280 $46,870 8
Ohio 12,040 $46,810 9
New Jersey 1,420 $46,510 10
Wisconsin 3,950 $45,840 11
California 4,420 $45,300 12
Kansas 750 $44,930 13
Colorado 440 $44,720 14
Maine 200 $44,550 15
New York 3,920 $44,240 16
Kentucky 2,520 $44,200 17
Vermont 180 $44,180 18
Nevada 180 $44,110 19.5
Rhode Island 530 $44,110 19.5
Missouri 2,190 $44,020 21
Utah 330 $43,450 22
Virginia 700 $43,400 23
Massachusetts 1,430 $43,260 24.5
Oklahoma 380 $43,260 24.5
Arizona 420 $43,250 26
Alabama 1,000 $42,450 27
Maryland 410 $42,300 28
New Hampshire 400 $42,190 29
Mississippi 690 $41,600 30
Tennessee 2,760 $41,510 31
Nebraska 770 $40,910 32
South Carolina 1,420 $40,830 33
Georgia 1,450 $40,580 34
Pennsylvania 5,530 $40,360 35
North Carolina 1,890 $40,350 36
Iowa 1,500 $39,050 37
South Dakota 260 $37,430 38
Florida 1,340 $37,370 39
Idaho 160 $37,160 40
Texas 2,790 $36,630 41
Arkansas 1,000 $35,690 42
West Virginia 170 $35,420 43
Puerto Rico 490 $25,790