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: Tire repairers and changers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Nevada 1,280 $28,830 1
Vermont 230 $27,320 2
Washington 3,000 $26,640 3
Minnesota 1,560 $25,190 4
Oregon 1,780 $24,900 5
Alaska 430 $24,740 6
South Carolina 1,830 $24,540 7
North Dakota 260 $24,430 8
California 11,660 $24,270 9
Illinois 2,840 $23,970 10
Arizona 2,410 $23,840 11
Idaho 1,120 $23,750 12
Michigan 3,180 $23,680 13
Connecticut 1,170 $23,390 14.5
Virginia 2,360 $23,390 14.5
Indiana 2,980 $23,360 16
Pennsylvania 3,390 $23,040 17
Ohio 3,900 $22,780 18
Colorado 2,120 $22,760 19
New York 3,410 $22,680 20
New Jersey 1,570 $22,650 21
North Carolina 4,160 $22,460 22
Florida 7,670 $22,410 23
Iowa 1,050 $22,390 24
Georgia 3,530 $22,110 25
Maryland 1,590 $22,040 26.5
Missouri 2,080 $22,040 26.5
Wisconsin 1,500 $21,810 28
Kansas 1,510 $21,760 29
Massachusetts 1,140 $21,630 30
Nebraska 970 $21,570 31
Tennessee 2,100 $21,500 32
New Hampshire 360 $21,470 33
Texas 8,630 $21,400 34
Montana 700 $21,370 35
New Mexico 1,220 $21,010 36
Alabama 2,310 $20,920 37
Kentucky 1,340 $20,870 38
Wyoming 430 $20,840 39
South Dakota 300 $20,720 40
Mississippi 1,070 $20,670 41
Utah 1,060 $20,480 42
Maine 290 $20,100 43
Delaware 230 $20,090 44
Arkansas 1,130 $19,800 45
West Virginia 820 $19,530 46
Oklahoma 1,470 $19,270 47
Louisiana 1,450 $19,000 48
Puerto Rico 1,040 $14,170