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: Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 590 $50,780 1
Connecticut 2,480 $44,870 2
Massachusetts 4,090 $44,540 3
New Jersey 8,040 $44,470 4
New York 12,560 $43,770 5
Hawaii 760 $43,430 6
California 26,080 $43,100 7
Washington 5,720 $42,870 8
Nevada 2,200 $42,620 9
Maryland 3,420 $42,520 10
Delaware 560 $42,420 11
Rhode Island 620 $41,570 12
Colorado 4,270 $41,420 13
Illinois 10,370 $41,220 14
Michigan 6,970 $40,960 15
Wyoming 1,350 $40,820 16
New Hampshire 730 $39,820 17
Minnesota 5,690 $39,390 18
Nebraska 3,760 $39,370 19
Oregon 3,750 $39,150 20
Georgia 8,660 $38,670 21
Utah 2,710 $38,250 22
Wisconsin 5,210 $38,110 23
Virginia 6,190 $37,340 24
Indiana 7,860 $37,090 25
Florida 13,990 $36,980 26
Ohio 12,170 $36,770 27
Arizona 4,090 $36,700 28
Pennsylvania 10,970 $36,610 29
Missouri 5,910 $36,550 30
North Carolina 7,780 $36,380 31
Montana 870 $35,350 32
Kansas 3,470 $35,200 33
Vermont 640 $35,170 34
North Dakota 980 $35,120 35
New Mexico 1,520 $34,910 36
Tennessee 6,530 $34,650 37
Idaho 1,350 $34,380 38
Iowa 3,990 $34,080 39
Texas 18,750 $34,000 40
South Carolina 2,970 $33,850 41
Maine 1,210 $33,810 42
Kentucky 3,940 $33,540 43
Louisiana 2,960 $33,350 44
Arkansas 3,260 $33,320 45
Alabama 3,980 $33,190 46
Oklahoma 3,840 $32,670 47
South Dakota 1,020 $31,840 48
Mississippi 2,310 $31,450 49
West Virginia 1,620 $30,220 50
Guam 120 $25,460
Puerto Rico 1,240 $19,760