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: Sewers, hand

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 110 $26,540 1
New York 1,580 $25,180 2
New Jersey 820 $25,160 3
Massachusetts 310 $22,610 4
Ohio 420 $22,320 5
Indiana 120 $22,150 6
Georgia 210 $22,100 7
Illinois 540 $22,090 8
Alabama 120 $21,880 9
Florida 500 $21,830 10
California 1,300 $21,100 11
North Carolina 430 $20,150 12
South Carolina 190 $20,120 13
Virginia 130 $19,540 14
Missouri 230 $18,620 15
Michigan 150 $18,410 16
Pennsylvania 800 $17,820 17
Tennessee 160 $17,710 18
Mississippi 110 $16,410 19
Texas 250 $16,350 20