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: Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Nebraska 360 $36,560 1
Kansas 140 $31,910 2
Massachusetts 470 $30,880 3
Oregon 620 $30,530 4
Wisconsin 470 $30,510 5
Washington 430 $30,480 6
Minnesota 650 $30,140 7
Colorado 240 $30,110 8
Connecticut 210 $29,760 9
Ohio 1,450 $29,610 10
South Carolina 320 $28,710 11
Illinois 920 $28,660 12
Indiana 1,340 $28,600 13
California 2,170 $28,140 14
Louisiana 180 $27,940 15
Maryland 100 $27,780 16
Pennsylvania 1,080 $27,740 17
Florida 640 $27,730 18
Tennessee 760 $27,330 19
New Jersey 520 $26,880 20
Iowa 210 $26,520 21
Michigan 410 $26,500 22
New York 670 $26,460 23
North Carolina 1,420 $25,920 24
Virginia 560 $25,900 25
Arizona 210 $25,460 26
Georgia 970 $25,170 27
South Dakota 100 $24,650 28
Utah 110 $24,210 29
Kentucky 530 $23,430 30
Arkansas 450 $23,380 31
Alabama 320 $23,210 32
Puerto Rico 100 $22,240
Mississippi 860 $22,060 33
Texas 2,330 $21,970 34
Missouri 520 $21,690 35
New Hampshire 250 $20,150 36