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: Shoe and leather workers and repairers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Maine 120 $26,450 1
Oregon 120 $25,180 2
Massachusetts 140 $24,360 3
Wisconsin 170 $23,470 4
Ohio 150 $22,070 5
New Jersey 140 $21,680 6
California 420 $20,910 7
Texas 1,130 $20,890 8
New York 1,160 $20,860 9
Tennessee 100 $20,730 10
North Carolina 280 $19,890 11
Alabama 100 $19,170 12
Arkansas 270 $17,840 13