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: Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 250 $33,910 1
Kentucky 480 $32,750 2
Indiana 280 $32,660 3
New Hampshire 140 $30,520 4
Minnesota 200 $30,480 5
Wisconsin 370 $30,460 6
Connecticut 170 $30,190 7
Rhode Island 100 $30,030 8
Ohio 980 $29,400 9
New York 310 $28,320 10
Alabama 530 $28,180 11
Georgia 300 $27,060 12
Massachusetts 420 $27,010 13
Colorado 140 $26,750 14
Tennessee 160 $25,830 15
Oregon 360 $25,600 16
Missouri 270 $25,580 17
Mississippi 360 $25,480 18
South Dakota 100 $25,030 19
Nebraska 110 $24,780 20.5
California 2,100 $24,780 20.5
New Jersey 150 $24,670 22
Pennsylvania 860 $24,460 23
Illinois 380 $24,250 24
Michigan 540 $24,210 25
Virginia 240 $22,950 26
Louisiana 240 $22,790 27
Iowa 330 $22,640 28
Florida 570 $22,430 29
North Carolina 420 $21,790 30
Arkansas 480 $21,070 31
Texas 1,720 $20,810 32
South Carolina 190 $19,880 33
Oklahoma 230 $19,870 34