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: Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 1,240 $37,820 1
Maine 500 $36,450 2
Connecticut 1,130 $36,120 3
Washington 1,360 $35,910 4
Maryland 1,630 $35,840 5
Idaho 850 $34,580 6
Ohio 9,440 $34,260 7
Massachusetts 1,830 $33,630 8
Minnesota 1,970 $33,530 9
Pennsylvania 6,510 $33,510 10
Wisconsin 4,450 $33,310 11
Virginia 3,170 $32,790 12
Michigan 3,320 $32,780 13
Missouri 3,580 $32,690 14
Indiana 3,380 $32,640 15
South Carolina 2,760 $31,640 16
Louisiana 960 $31,450 17
Illinois 6,950 $31,050 18
New Jersey 6,870 $30,890 19
Nevada 620 $30,750 20
Oregon 890 $30,600 21
Kansas 1,660 $30,420 22
Tennessee 3,630 $30,240 23
Wyoming 110 $29,970 24.5
Utah 690 $29,970 24.5
Kentucky 2,240 $29,950 26
Colorado 1,460 $29,940 27
Rhode Island 260 $29,900 28
North Carolina 5,710 $29,770 29
West Virginia 440 $29,510 30
New Hampshire 410 $29,440 31
Alabama 2,300 $28,860 32
Nebraska 1,260 $28,700 33
California 10,070 $28,690 34
Hawaii 110 $28,680 35
Vermont 200 $28,630 36
Iowa 1,800 $28,520 37
Georgia 5,660 $28,490 38
New Mexico 320 $28,190 39
Arkansas 1,130 $28,010 40
Oklahoma 1,920 $27,800 41
Florida 6,660 $27,350 42
Mississippi 1,860 $27,340 43
Arizona 1,270 $26,740 44
South Dakota 210 $26,460 45
Texas 13,910 $25,550 46
North Dakota 170 $24,390 47
Puerto Rico 1,610 $23,860