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: Lay-out workers, metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Nevada 110 $51,230 1
Michigan 350 $48,960 2
Washington 660 $46,350 3
Maine 180 $41,390 4
Ohio 630 $39,970 5
New Jersey 180 $39,610 6
Virginia 510 $38,600 7
Illinois 400 $37,780 8
Wisconsin 320 $36,330 9
Minnesota 100 $36,160 10
Indiana 100 $35,960 11
Pennsylvania 440 $33,190 12
New York 300 $32,830 13
Tennessee 150 $32,300 14
Missouri 130 $30,740 15
California 900 $30,700 16
Utah 100 $30,580 17
Oklahoma 100 $29,710 18
Kentucky 190 $29,500 19
Alabama 200 $29,440 20
Georgia 170 $29,170 21
Texas 1,140 $28,600 22
Florida 230 $27,850 23
Mississippi 200 $23,760 24