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: Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Michigan 200 $32,070 1
Ohio 590 $27,940 2
Minnesota 140 $27,380 3
Washington 180 $25,670 4
New Jersey 590 $25,590 5
Tennessee 470 $24,560 6
North Carolina 1,820 $24,390 7
Arkansas 130 $23,920 8
Iowa 230 $23,810 9
Wisconsin 320 $23,680 10
Connecticut 170 $23,670 11
Indiana 370 $23,640 12
Illinois 340 $23,310 13
Maine 100 $23,280 14
South Carolina 610 $23,200 15
Rhode Island 160 $23,170 16
Missouri 240 $23,090 17
Kentucky 160 $22,900 18
Massachusetts 380 $22,680 19
Oregon 130 $22,170 20
Florida 510 $22,160 21
Pennsylvania 730 $22,090 22
Georgia 1,250 $22,070 23
New York 2,570 $22,010 24
Mississippi 760 $21,660 25
Texas 1,230 $21,470 26
California 2,670 $21,320 27
Virginia 450 $21,250 28
Maryland 150 $21,080 29
Alabama 960 $20,390 30
Puerto Rico 400 $14,430