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).

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Occupation Selected: Cutters and trimmers, hand

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Vermont 140 $31,660 1
Minnesota 480 $30,440 2
New York 1,410 $29,160 3
North Carolina 2,330 $28,760 4
Washington 240 $27,950 5
Florida 890 $26,540 6
Alabama 410 $26,510 7
Maryland 290 $26,250 8
Wisconsin 760 $26,130 9
Illinois 950 $25,980 10
Iowa 190 $25,630 11
Indiana 1,530 $25,480 12
Massachusetts 520 $25,240 13
Virginia 430 $25,140 14
Ohio 1,260 $25,130 15
South Carolina 420 $24,860 16
Tennessee 780 $24,220 17
Missouri 600 $24,090 18
Georgia 1,270 $24,070 19
Arizona 210 $23,840 20
Mississippi 800 $23,810 21
Colorado 180 $23,250 22
Michigan 910 $23,220 23
Nebraska 150 $23,130 24
Arkansas 190 $23,080 25
Oregon 260 $22,970 26
Pennsylvania 890 $22,810 27
Kentucky 290 $22,770 28
New Jersey 1,180 $22,760 29
Utah 130 $22,720 30
Kansas 290 $22,050 31
California 6,130 $21,560 32
Oklahoma 140 $21,280 33
Louisiana 130 $20,600 34
Texas 1,180 $20,250 35
Puerto Rico 180 $14,360