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: Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Kansas 250 $37,900 1
Indiana 2,200 $36,270 2
Washington 270 $35,700 3
New York 960 $35,200 4
Iowa 440 $34,550 5
Kentucky 460 $34,190 6
Michigan 1,920 $33,530 7
Oregon 350 $33,450 8
Arkansas 710 $33,400 9
California 1,270 $32,470 10
Oklahoma 370 $32,260 11
Massachusetts 590 $32,210 12
Pennsylvania 2,120 $32,110 13
Connecticut 570 $32,060 14
South Carolina 710 $31,450 15
Alabama 460 $31,410 16
Colorado 150 $31,330 17
Ohio 2,600 $31,260 18
Wisconsin 750 $31,050 19
Minnesota 280 $30,840 20
Illinois 1,480 $30,720 21
North Carolina 690 $29,640 22
Rhode Island 170 $29,410 23
West Virginia 100 $29,340 24
Georgia 510 $28,960 25
Arizona 150 $28,690 26
Florida 240 $28,410 27
New Jersey 680 $28,240 28
Virginia 790 $28,030 29
Missouri 510 $27,480 30
Texas 2,080 $27,300 31
Mississippi 120 $22,590 32