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: Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Ohio 270 $33,020 1
Michigan 180 $32,510 2
Indiana 330 $32,330 3
Washington 260 $32,150 4
California 870 $31,130 5
Missouri 190 $30,550 6
Massachusetts 120 $29,590 7
New York 390 $28,640 8
Nebraska 150 $28,520 9
Iowa 250 $28,370 10
Colorado 120 $27,430 11
New Jersey 160 $26,850 12
North Carolina 170 $25,910 13
Alaska 130 $25,380 14
Arizona 160 $24,070 15
Florida 460 $22,810 16
Georgia 370 $22,410 17
Arkansas 750 $21,870 18
Alabama 280 $21,800 19
Virginia 120 $21,530 20
Texas 520 $19,970 21
Mississippi 1,010 $19,460 22