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: Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 3,350 $43,940 1
Oregon 1,420 $43,040 2
Louisiana 2,340 $41,280 3
Alabama 3,050 $40,440 4
Maine 1,390 $39,550 5
Idaho 140 $39,120 6
Minnesota 4,620 $35,520 7
South Carolina 2,840 $35,330 8
Kentucky 2,970 $35,290 9
Wisconsin 8,510 $35,140 10
Arkansas 2,780 $34,810 11
Oklahoma 660 $34,730 12
Michigan 2,520 $34,370 13
Colorado 940 $34,270 14
Pennsylvania 7,350 $33,690 15
Massachusetts 3,020 $33,280 16
Arizona 980 $32,330 17
California 7,240 $32,010 18
Georgia 4,140 $31,870 19
North Carolina 4,490 $31,710 20
Connecticut 830 $31,250 21
Illinois 5,790 $31,230 22
Nevada 300 $30,930 23
Iowa 1,320 $30,770 24
Mississippi 1,640 $30,570 25
Indiana 2,680 $30,290 26
Virginia 2,440 $30,030 27
Kansas 990 $29,980 28
New Hampshire 670 $29,590 29
Ohio 5,630 $29,580 30
New York 7,610 $29,530 31
Maryland 850 $29,380 32
Vermont 230 $28,960 33
Tennessee 3,130 $28,920 34
Utah 1,630 $28,010 35
Missouri 2,090 $27,970 36
Nebraska 400 $27,870 37
New Jersey 2,880 $27,300 38
Florida 2,170 $27,070 39
Texas 4,860 $27,010 40
Rhode Island 220 $26,780 41
South Dakota 140 $25,760 42
West Virginia 250 $25,540 43
New Mexico 190 $22,880 44
Puerto Rico 500 $20,800