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: Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 610 $42,410 1
Connecticut 250 $37,970 2
Oregon 710 $37,190 3
Michigan 1,320 $36,600 4
New York 410 $35,780 5
Wisconsin 1,150 $35,000 6
Tennessee 420 $34,800 7
Minnesota 330 $34,190 8
New Jersey 120 $34,050 9
Arizona 240 $33,780 10
Iowa 170 $33,020 11
Indiana 980 $32,940 12
Pennsylvania 950 $32,450 13
Illinois 1,140 $32,400 14
South Carolina 260 $31,900 15
Massachusetts 670 $31,660 16
Ohio 1,170 $31,120 17
Arkansas 240 $30,790 18
Maine 130 $30,130 19
Oklahoma 220 $30,090 20
Missouri 430 $29,710 21
Idaho 170 $29,410 22
California 1,530 $29,350 23.5
New Hampshire 120 $29,350 23.5
Texas 460 $29,270 25
North Carolina 490 $29,140 26
Georgia 320 $27,920 27
Mississippi 220 $27,570 28
Kentucky 260 $27,380 29
Florida 310 $27,170 30
West Virginia 110 $27,150 31
Louisiana 220 $26,120 32
Utah 130 $25,650 33
Alabama 380 $25,420 34
Virginia 230 $24,380 35