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: Avionics technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 140 $54,050 1
New York 340 $53,310 2
Pennsylvania 290 $52,590 3
Ohio 660 $52,560 4
California 1,620 $51,800 5
Illinois 500 $51,150 6
New Jersey 320 $50,190 7
Colorado 200 $50,070 8
Connecticut 300 $49,990 9
Nebraska 300 $49,200 10
Texas 2,310 $48,200 11
Maryland 480 $46,790 12
Mississippi 120 $46,600 13
Georgia 780 $46,300 14
Washington 420 $46,220 15
Kansas 650 $45,560 16
North Carolina 300 $45,410 17
Virginia 180 $45,110 18
Tennessee 120 $44,990 19
Utah 450 $44,400 20
Louisiana 320 $44,070 21
Wisconsin 160 $43,840 22
South Carolina 270 $43,070 23
Arkansas 300 $42,490 24
Florida 750 $42,060 25
Arizona 510 $41,430 26
Michigan 330 $41,310 27