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).

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Occupation Selected: Automotive body and related repairers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 240 $50,280 1
Colorado 2,540 $47,720 2
Massachusetts 4,050 $45,410 3
Michigan 7,250 $43,310 4
Virginia 3,780 $42,780 5
Maryland 3,620 $42,490 6
Georgia 4,550 $42,400 7
Nevada 1,200 $42,090 8
Minnesota 2,810 $41,910 9
California 13,170 $41,600 10
Illinois 7,600 $41,280 11
Washington 3,450 $41,020 12
Missouri 4,060 $40,670 13
Oregon 1,670 $40,410 14
New Jersey 4,530 $40,030 15
Arizona 2,790 $39,980 16
North Carolina 3,900 $39,110 17
Connecticut 2,340 $39,010 18
North Dakota 480 $38,740 19
Indiana 3,510 $38,400 20
Rhode Island 700 $37,790 21
Delaware 480 $37,710 22
Alabama 2,130 $37,560 23
Florida 9,100 $36,780 24
Ohio 6,480 $36,540 25
Utah 1,620 $36,400 26
New Hampshire 730 $36,360 27
Wisconsin 3,230 $36,300 28
South Carolina 2,150 $35,390 29
Texas 10,920 $35,060 30.5
Louisiana 1,790 $35,060 30.5
New Mexico 750 $34,810 32
Wyoming 220 $34,490 33
New York 8,100 $34,330 34
Pennsylvania 8,590 $34,250 35
Tennessee 4,780 $34,110 36
Kansas 1,390 $33,620 37
Kentucky 1,800 $33,580 38
Arkansas 1,550 $33,530 39
Idaho 710 $33,430 40
Nebraska 1,200 $33,360 41
Hawaii 670 $33,260 42
Mississippi 1,080 $32,800 43
Iowa 1,720 $32,360 44
South Dakota 670 $32,010 45
Maine 840 $31,540 46
Vermont 360 $30,820 47
Oklahoma 2,550 $30,670 48
Montana 750 $29,720 49
West Virginia 830 $27,980 50
Puerto Rico 820 $15,220