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: Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 850 $57,590 1
Hawaii 370 $53,110 2
California 11,800 $50,400 3
Illinois 2,520 $48,270 4
Nevada 2,020 $48,260 5
New Jersey 2,410 $47,970 6
Washington 3,290 $47,020 7
Connecticut 670 $46,690 8
Massachusetts 1,650 $46,110 9
Michigan 2,550 $45,900 10
Minnesota 2,860 $45,010 11
Delaware 330 $44,490 12
Wyoming 1,140 $43,960 13
New York 3,230 $43,510 14
Utah 1,090 $43,280 15
Oregon 2,350 $42,660 16.5
Maryland 2,280 $42,660 16.5
Wisconsin 2,340 $42,470 18
Colorado 2,680 $42,240 19
North Dakota 600 $42,150 20
Arizona 3,120 $42,040 21
Pennsylvania 4,770 $41,400 22
Ohio 3,250 $41,280 23
Indiana 2,660 $40,250 24
Iowa 1,290 $40,180 25
Kansas 1,380 $40,080 26
New Hampshire 550 $40,020 27
Missouri 1,970 $39,920 28
Georgia 4,600 $39,250 29
Alabama 3,350 $39,200 30
Montana 860 $38,920 31
New Mexico 1,420 $38,900 32
Virginia 3,320 $38,890 33
Kentucky 2,810 $38,550 34
South Carolina 2,170 $38,480 35
North Carolina 3,020 $37,790 36
South Dakota 450 $37,690 37
Vermont 190 $37,630 38
Maine 710 $37,280 39
Nebraska 710 $37,030 40
Idaho 710 $36,260 41
West Virginia 1,860 $36,210 42
Louisiana 3,810 $36,150 43
Florida 5,650 $35,760 44
Oklahoma 1,270 $35,540 45
Arkansas 930 $35,520 46
Texas 11,080 $35,220 47
Tennessee 2,550 $33,930 48
Mississippi 1,320 $33,820 49
Puerto Rico 880 $20,230