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: Photographic processing machine operators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 120 $27,670 1
California 5,400 $27,570 2
Hawaii 200 $25,860 3
Alaska 100 $24,870 4
Nevada 410 $24,820 5
Washington 1,010 $24,040 6
Minnesota 1,130 $23,470 7
Oregon 490 $23,290 8
Connecticut 800 $23,150 9
Colorado 740 $23,110 10
Michigan 1,150 $22,760 11
Utah 490 $22,700 12
Georgia 1,740 $22,110 13
Illinois 1,960 $21,730 14
Massachusetts 1,280 $21,720 15
Missouri 1,110 $21,360 16
New York 2,690 $21,250 17
Rhode Island 240 $20,890 18
Maryland 1,130 $20,830 19
New Jersey 1,280 $20,490 20
Florida 3,680 $20,300 21
Indiana 980 $20,290 22
Virginia 1,600 $20,070 23
Tennessee 1,150 $20,020 24.5
Wisconsin 940 $20,020 24.5
Texas 3,140 $19,910 26
New Hampshire 340 $19,890 27
South Carolina 750 $19,850 28
Ohio 1,880 $19,690 29
North Carolina 1,680 $19,580 30
Pennsylvania 2,610 $19,460 31
South Dakota 170 $18,610 32
Puerto Rico 200 $18,310