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: Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Missouri 240 $37,270 1
Mississippi 460 $36,450 2
Kentucky 130 $34,290 3
Wisconsin 730 $33,120 4
Indiana 510 $31,990 5
Kansas 120 $31,750 6
North Carolina 1,320 $31,540 7
New Jersey 440 $31,390 8
Arkansas 200 $31,270 9
Oklahoma 180 $31,160 10
West Virginia 110 $30,620 11
Massachusetts 350 $30,290 12
Michigan 220 $30,230 13
Illinois 270 $29,920 14
Ohio 1,320 $29,360 15
South Carolina 750 $29,190 16
Pennsylvania 1,350 $28,000 17
Virginia 680 $27,840 18
New York 500 $27,610 19
Georgia 1,250 $27,590 20
Utah 110 $26,950 21
Minnesota 380 $26,600 22
Alabama 870 $26,450 23
California 450 $25,270 24
Texas 1,100 $23,770 25
Florida 360 $22,720 26