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: Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Maine 670 $34,710 1
Minnesota 2,660 $33,410 2
Maryland 670 $32,260 3
Pennsylvania 4,700 $32,040 4
New Hampshire 380 $31,910 5
Wisconsin 4,730 $31,130 6
Massachusetts 2,140 $31,100 7
Michigan 4,090 $30,510 8
Connecticut 1,270 $30,500 9
North Dakota 260 $30,370 10
New York 2,650 $30,090 11
South Carolina 1,790 $29,830 12
Iowa 1,910 $29,710 13
New Jersey 1,690 $29,520 14
Illinois 5,090 $29,470 15
Oregon 1,020 $29,300 16
Ohio 6,820 $28,990 17
Arizona 1,340 $28,830 18
Virginia 2,630 $28,820 19
Washington 1,520 $28,780 20
Indiana 5,120 $28,580 21
Georgia 2,780 $28,570 22
Colorado 540 $28,480 23
New Mexico 190 $27,900 24
Oklahoma 1,890 $27,710 25
Missouri 2,300 $27,670 26
North Carolina 4,410 $27,520 27
Nevada 300 $27,280 28
Arkansas 1,120 $27,160 29
Louisiana 610 $27,150 30
Kentucky 2,730 $27,110 31
California 9,170 $26,990 32
Kansas 1,300 $26,980 33
West Virginia 300 $25,870 34
Tennessee 3,030 $25,860 35
Vermont 530 $25,770 36
Florida 3,000 $25,480 37
Rhode Island 380 $25,400 38
Nebraska 690 $24,910 39
Mississippi 1,330 $24,820 40
Montana 100 $24,750 41
South Dakota 820 $24,650 42
Utah 880 $24,430 43
Alabama 2,450 $24,210 44
Texas 7,800 $23,300 45
Puerto Rico 390 $15,870