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: Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
North Carolina 4,600 $37,440 1
Alabama 1,450 $33,590 2
Tennessee 2,250 $33,160 3
Oregon 630 $33,020 4
Washington 1,180 $32,560 5
Maryland 530 $32,530 6
Wisconsin 4,370 $32,520 7
New Jersey 2,330 $32,320 8
Minnesota 2,430 $32,290 9
Massachusetts 2,000 $32,030 10
Connecticut 670 $31,200 11.5
Maine 700 $31,200 11.5
Idaho 290 $30,660 13
Indiana 2,640 $30,400 14
Illinois 3,770 $30,320 15
New Hampshire 760 $29,960 16
Michigan 2,070 $29,930 17
Virginia 1,730 $29,850 18
Louisiana 330 $29,680 19
Ohio 4,150 $29,630 20
Pennsylvania 3,180 $29,410 21
Arkansas 1,030 $29,290 22
Georgia 2,920 $29,280 23
Iowa 1,080 $28,140 24
Kansas 860 $28,050 25
Kentucky 1,610 $27,530 26
Oklahoma 620 $27,320 27
Missouri 1,220 $27,310 28
Florida 2,040 $27,300 29
California 5,810 $27,200 30.5
Arizona 420 $27,200 30.5
Nevada 230 $27,030 32
South Carolina 2,070 $26,870 33
Vermont 630 $26,680 34
West Virginia 290 $26,350 35
Colorado 760 $26,260 36
North Dakota 190 $26,100 37
Nebraska 660 $25,570 38
Utah 720 $25,370 39
South Dakota 460 $24,780 40
Mississippi 920 $24,360 41
New Mexico 130 $24,300 42
Texas 7,100 $23,670 43