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: Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Wyoming 360 $29,360 1
Delaware 720 $29,280 2
Connecticut 2,800 $29,150 3
Colorado 4,210 $28,520 4
Indiana 10,280 $27,830 5
Ohio 20,310 $27,740 6
Pennsylvania 17,300 $27,340 7
Nevada 940 $27,300 8
Nebraska 2,970 $27,180 9
Minnesota 9,190 $26,890 10
Kansas 4,140 $26,710 11
Illinois 21,980 $26,300 12
Kentucky 7,450 $26,210 13
Washington 5,770 $26,140 14
New Hampshire 1,430 $26,040 15
Michigan 9,760 $25,990 16
Wisconsin 14,190 $25,950 17
Iowa 4,530 $25,800 18
Virginia 8,760 $25,780 19
Maine 1,480 $25,680 20
West Virginia 1,120 $25,590 21
Massachusetts 5,670 $25,570 22
Missouri 9,320 $25,540 23
Idaho 2,740 $25,530 24
Maryland 6,150 $25,500 25
North Carolina 19,050 $25,040 26
New York 16,900 $24,940 27
Montana 510 $24,800 28
Vermont 1,060 $24,780 29
California 46,380 $24,730 30
Oregon 4,280 $24,670 31
Tennessee 8,700 $24,420 32
New Jersey 17,270 $24,210 33
Rhode Island 1,630 $23,550 34
South Carolina 8,000 $23,460 35
South Dakota 920 $23,350 36
North Dakota 460 $23,270 37
Arkansas 6,080 $23,090 38
Arizona 3,770 $23,080 39
Louisiana 2,340 $23,000 40
Oklahoma 2,370 $22,910 41
Georgia 13,710 $22,880 42
Utah 4,160 $22,640 43
Texas 26,020 $22,030 44
Florida 16,690 $21,910 45.5
Alabama 5,300 $21,910 45.5
Hawaii 1,230 $21,810 47
Mississippi 2,530 $20,490 48
Alaska 410 $19,940 49
New Mexico 670 $19,290 50
Puerto Rico 5,510 $18,620
District of Columbia 130 $16,930 51