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: Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 870 $35,260 1
Michigan 930 $34,710 2
Hawaii 100 $33,520 3
New Hampshire 200 $33,250 4
Missouri 620 $32,290 5
Minnesota 660 $31,280 6
Washington 520 $30,730 7
Connecticut 220 $30,520 8
Indiana 1,130 $30,470 9
New Jersey 850 $30,340 10
Wisconsin 1,390 $30,080 11
Pennsylvania 1,620 $29,830 12
New York 1,710 $29,820 13
Oregon 790 $29,390 14
Utah 860 $29,370 15
South Carolina 420 $29,340 16
Rhode Island 130 $28,800 17
Iowa 510 $28,720 18
Nevada 550 $27,590 19
Illinois 1,660 $26,780 20
Georgia 1,350 $26,510 21
Maryland 250 $26,190 22
Vermont 240 $26,110 23
Colorado 810 $25,930 24
Virginia 1,420 $25,920 25
Ohio 1,930 $25,880 26
Florida 2,990 $25,770 27
Oklahoma 920 $25,460 28
North Carolina 840 $25,310 29
Maine 230 $25,260 30
Tennessee 570 $24,770 31
California 6,980 $24,650 32
North Dakota 100 $24,480 33
Kentucky 800 $24,390 34
Louisiana 350 $24,160 35
Nebraska 420 $23,930 36
Alabama 450 $23,920 37
Idaho 100 $23,060 38
Arkansas 350 $22,980 39
Texas 2,710 $22,580 40
Arizona 1,090 $21,270 41
West Virginia 550 $19,830 42
Puerto Rico 270 $17,760
New Mexico 190 $17,430 43