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, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Virginia 3,220 $36,140 1
Pennsylvania 3,590 $33,540 2
Minnesota 1,510 $33,240 3
Kansas 730 $32,580 4
Alabama 2,340 $32,310 5
Indiana 2,340 $32,130 6
Illinois 2,430 $31,750 7
Tennessee 2,050 $31,560 8
South Carolina 2,000 $31,520 9
Washington 1,370 $31,460 10
Oklahoma 910 $31,420 11
New York 2,450 $30,860 12
Rhode Island 180 $30,840 13
Arkansas 1,400 $30,690 14
Nebraska 640 $30,650 15
North Carolina 4,450 $30,430 16
Colorado 450 $30,360 17
New Hampshire 440 $30,020 18
Oregon 1,550 $29,610 19
Nevada 420 $29,500 20
Maine 260 $29,100 21
Massachusetts 2,040 $29,050 22
Ohio 6,270 $28,750 23
New Jersey 2,760 $28,650 24
Wisconsin 1,860 $28,490 25
Kentucky 3,040 $28,340 26
Connecticut 530 $28,060 27
Michigan 2,570 $28,050 28
Georgia 2,970 $28,040 29
Arizona 930 $27,980 30
Missouri 2,150 $27,970 31
Iowa 770 $27,830 32
South Dakota 450 $27,700 33
Florida 3,460 $27,190 34
Vermont 210 $26,690 35
North Dakota 140 $26,300 36
Louisiana 770 $26,120 37
California 5,180 $25,920 38
West Virginia 210 $25,470 39
Maryland 580 $25,250 40
Texas 6,620 $24,840 41
Mississippi 970 $24,620 42
New Mexico 400 $24,350 43
Montana 160 $23,960 44
Utah 960 $23,900 45
Puerto Rico 730 $14,350