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: Automotive service technicians and mechanics

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 1,280 $46,670 1
California 65,920 $41,260 2
Washington 11,100 $41,040 3
Michigan 21,910 $40,830 4
Connecticut 8,550 $40,620 5
Massachusetts 14,310 $39,840 6
Maryland 14,530 $39,040 7
Arizona 13,700 $38,960 8
New Jersey 18,330 $38,550 9
Virginia 21,010 $37,840 10
Nevada 5,120 $37,800 11
Colorado 11,480 $37,610 12
Illinois 29,580 $37,240 13
New Hampshire 4,130 $37,190 14
North Carolina 19,370 $36,990 15
New York 35,900 $36,350 16
Minnesota 11,130 $36,330 17
Hawaii 2,950 $35,840 18
Rhode Island 2,250 $35,830 19
District of Columbia 420 $35,810 20
Oregon 6,900 $35,620 21
Indiana 13,110 $35,180 22
Kansas 5,710 $35,100 23
Wisconsin 12,530 $34,890 24
Delaware 2,470 $34,800 25
Missouri 15,080 $34,650 26
Ohio 24,960 $34,580 27
Utah 6,540 $34,460 28
Florida 41,670 $34,280 29
Georgia 19,970 $34,180 30
Pennsylvania 34,260 $34,090 31
New Mexico 4,010 $33,620 32
South Carolina 8,880 $33,590 33
Texas 45,960 $32,940 34
Montana 2,340 $32,920 35.5
Idaho 3,630 $32,920 35.5
Wyoming 1,390 $32,790 37
Nebraska 5,000 $32,620 38
Iowa 7,170 $32,610 39
North Dakota 1,830 $32,510 40
Vermont 1,850 $32,320 41
Oklahoma 6,860 $32,200 42
South Dakota 2,030 $31,920 43
Tennessee 11,020 $31,850 44
Maine 3,900 $31,780 45
Louisiana 8,620 $31,560 46
Alabama 9,860 $31,190 47
Mississippi 5,360 $30,870 48
Kentucky 7,920 $30,440 49
Virgin Islands 180 $29,690
Arkansas 5,070 $29,320 50
Guam 250 $25,920
West Virginia 3,500 $25,190 51
Puerto Rico 3,680 $17,810