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: Printing machine operators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 920 $60,430 1
Alaska 130 $42,720 2
Minnesota 7,360 $37,910 3
New Jersey 6,500 $36,980 4
Massachusetts 4,910 $36,720 5
Washington 2,220 $36,220 6
Maryland 3,580 $36,110 7
Colorado 2,520 $35,740 8
Connecticut 2,460 $35,370 9
Nevada 940 $35,000 10
Wisconsin 7,730 $34,720 11
California 20,350 $34,550 12
Pennsylvania 11,160 $34,340 13
Hawaii 460 $34,190 14
Oregon 2,500 $34,140 15
Georgia 7,290 $33,650 16
New Hampshire 810 $33,340 17
New York 12,950 $33,140 18
Illinois 9,900 $32,920 19
Michigan 5,100 $32,580 20
Virginia 4,740 $32,540 21
Ohio 7,810 $32,350 22
Rhode Island 580 $32,260 23
Indiana 4,410 $32,230 24
Kentucky 3,210 $32,020 25
Iowa 2,830 $31,130 26
Vermont 400 $30,840 27
Florida 7,940 $30,820 28
Maine 680 $30,800 29
Kansas 3,190 $30,780 30
North Carolina 5,360 $30,630 31
Arizona 1,800 $30,600 32
Delaware 310 $30,540 33
Missouri 5,760 $30,500 34
Texas 10,130 $30,250 35
Nebraska 1,700 $28,700 36
South Carolina 2,250 $28,510 37
Tennessee 6,280 $28,160 38
New Mexico 400 $27,570 39
Arkansas 1,290 $27,250 40
South Dakota 660 $27,190 41
Oklahoma 1,580 $27,170 42
Alabama 2,160 $27,150 43
Idaho 530 $26,510 44
Mississippi 940 $26,350 45
Wyoming 180 $25,420 46
West Virginia 640 $25,350 47
Louisiana 1,440 $25,310 48
Montana 400 $25,200 49
North Dakota 280 $25,050 50
Utah 1,950 $24,510 51
Puerto Rico 960 $19,300