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: Helpers--production workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Oregon 6,100 $25,680 1
Alaska 380 $25,620 2
Vermont 770 $24,730 3
Wisconsin 16,190 $24,630 4
Minnesota 10,640 $24,590 5
Iowa 4,440 $24,530 6
Nebraska 3,680 $24,340 7
Pennsylvania 26,810 $24,320 8
Washington 8,060 $23,940 9
Montana 1,980 $23,870 10
Ohio 31,900 $23,860 11
Maryland 4,780 $23,720 12
Michigan 19,860 $23,670 13
Massachusetts 8,050 $23,590 14
Wyoming 720 $23,520 15
Maine 1,940 $23,420 16
West Virginia 2,970 $23,320 17
New Hampshire 1,260 $22,880 18
Connecticut 5,120 $22,850 19
Indiana 20,990 $22,820 20
Colorado 3,760 $22,450 21
Louisiana 8,380 $22,430 22
Kansas 5,170 $22,390 23
Kentucky 11,240 $22,380 24
North Carolina 24,020 $22,240 25
Illinois 31,280 $22,160 26
Arkansas 17,790 $22,100 27.5
North Dakota 1,080 $22,100 27.5
Tennessee 19,920 $22,090 29
Alabama 13,170 $21,890 30
Virginia 9,210 $21,870 31
New Jersey 14,330 $21,520 32
Arizona 7,040 $21,390 33
California 45,780 $21,260 34
Oklahoma 8,620 $21,210 35
Missouri 10,190 $21,080 36
South Carolina 11,490 $21,050 37
Rhode Island 2,050 $20,980 38
Mississippi 7,010 $20,940 39
New York 17,920 $20,850 40
Nevada 2,970 $20,710 41
Georgia 29,170 $20,690 42.5
Idaho 2,200 $20,690 42.5
Florida 17,970 $20,620 44
Hawaii 1,160 $19,330 45
Utah 5,890 $19,260 46
Texas 28,160 $18,930 47
New Mexico 1,700 $18,840 48
Delaware 3,920 $17,450 49
Puerto Rico 3,170 $14,690
Guam 200 $14,560