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 winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Michigan 100 $38,010 1
Florida 220 $28,450 2
Connecticut 100 $26,510 3
Texas 1,050 $26,210 4
New York 360 $25,490 5
Washington 190 $24,950 6
Georgia 14,420 $24,830 7
Tennessee 1,370 $24,680 8
Maine 240 $24,470 9
Missouri 100 $23,940 10
Pennsylvania 940 $23,850 11
Massachusetts 860 $23,310 12
Virginia 2,210 $23,100 13
Kansas 110 $23,060 14
New Jersey 230 $22,940 15
South Carolina 4,900 $22,920 16
Alabama 3,810 $22,200 17
North Carolina 9,760 $22,130 18
Louisiana 130 $20,930 19
Rhode Island 270 $19,760 20
California 1,020 $17,960 21