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: Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Wyoming 190 $51,520 1
Washington 920 $45,250 2
New Jersey 700 $44,030 3
West Virginia 650 $43,350 4
Ohio 2,450 $41,940 5
California 5,900 $41,420 6
Massachusetts 430 $40,860 7
North Carolina 2,400 $40,020 8
New Hampshire 230 $38,700 9
Indiana 720 $38,050 10
South Carolina 770 $36,500 11
Pennsylvania 2,050 $36,480 12
Oregon 730 $36,390 13
Connecticut 300 $36,230 14
Maine 440 $36,150 15
Tennessee 570 $36,090 16
Utah 200 $35,730 17
Virginia 1,120 $35,490 18
Georgia 1,240 $35,080 19
Colorado 870 $34,530 20
New York 1,720 $34,300 21
Kentucky 660 $33,770 22
Wisconsin 1,750 $33,670 23
Montana 200 $33,260 24
Arizona 660 $32,840 25
Texas 2,680 $32,770 26
Florida 1,010 $32,600 27
Louisiana 510 $32,150 28
Alabama 670 $31,670 29
Minnesota 650 $31,630 30
Idaho 240 $31,600 31
Arkansas 590 $31,210 32
Iowa 1,830 $30,860 33
Michigan 780 $30,810 34
Kansas 370 $29,690 35
North Dakota 350 $28,230 36
Vermont 130 $27,950 37
Oklahoma 360 $27,630 38
Nebraska 510 $27,400 39
Mississippi 400 $27,310 40
South Dakota 110 $24,190 41
New Mexico 310 $21,590 42