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: Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 370 $53,410 1
District of Columbia 410 $49,490 2
Massachusetts 6,330 $48,950 3
New Jersey 7,850 $48,300 4
Minnesota 2,650 $47,640 5
Connecticut 3,730 $47,560 6
Michigan 7,060 $46,160 7
Hawaii 610 $45,830 8
Washington 3,950 $45,750 9
New York 16,440 $45,730 10
California 17,060 $45,250 11
Illinois 8,900 $44,800 12
Nevada 2,720 $44,250 13
Rhode Island 1,170 $44,100 14
Maryland 7,380 $43,500 15
Wisconsin 4,830 $42,510 16
Colorado 3,580 $41,180 17
Pennsylvania 12,000 $40,790 18
Oregon 2,630 $40,450 19
New Hampshire 2,020 $40,050 20
Delaware 1,160 $39,920 21
Missouri 5,700 $39,710 22
Vermont 710 $39,130 23
Ohio 8,750 $38,810 24
Indiana 5,630 $38,800 25
Kansas 2,130 $38,390 26
Virginia 9,190 $37,260 27
Nebraska 1,860 $36,820 28
Maine 1,570 $36,660 29
Arizona 5,720 $36,540 30
Utah 2,310 $36,530 31
Texas 21,980 $36,410 32
Idaho 1,240 $35,880 33
New Mexico 1,310 $35,860 34
South Dakota 930 $35,850 35
North Carolina 7,910 $35,510 36
Georgia 5,770 $35,260 37
Wyoming 320 $35,210 38
Florida 22,370 $34,840 39
Oklahoma 2,970 $34,750 40
Montana 450 $34,500 41
North Dakota 810 $34,120 42
South Carolina 4,160 $34,100 43
Iowa 2,580 $33,980 44
Kentucky 3,160 $33,040 45
Arkansas 1,990 $31,640 46
Louisiana 3,720 $31,100 47.5
Tennessee 5,590 $31,100 47.5
Alabama 4,020 $30,970 49
Mississippi 1,630 $30,620 50
West Virginia 1,680 $27,860 51
Guam 130 $27,710
Puerto Rico 1,740 $20,380