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: Electro-mechanical technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Michigan 420 $58,140 1
Alabama 150 $55,500 2
New Mexico 840 $52,360 3
Colorado 280 $50,520 4
Maine 240 $49,360 5
Texas 1,300 $48,810 6
Virginia 180 $48,470 7
Illinois 860 $47,790 8
Minnesota 180 $47,190 9
California 2,140 $46,510 10
Indiana 230 $46,380 11
New Hampshire 100 $45,790 12
Wisconsin 620 $45,700 13
New York 620 $45,570 14
Tennessee 240 $45,430 15
North Carolina 300 $45,420 16
Oregon 370 $45,180 17
Connecticut 260 $44,990 18
New Jersey 210 $44,830 19
Ohio 590 $44,290 20
Massachusetts 990 $44,040 21
Missouri 110 $43,300 22
Oklahoma 230 $42,640 23
Arizona 440 $42,300 24
Pennsylvania 440 $41,840 25
South Carolina 170 $37,730 26
Florida 740 $36,220 27