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: Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 140 $61,180 1
Alaska 100 $59,900 2
Washington 390 $59,170 3
New Jersey 540 $55,540 4
Texas 760 $54,010 5
Arizona 280 $53,150 6
California 1,410 $52,790 7
Colorado 110 $51,520 8.5
New York 180 $51,520 8.5
North Carolina 360 $49,950 10
Ohio 380 $49,290 11
Connecticut 200 $48,000 12
Georgia 1,140 $47,970 13
Massachusetts 170 $46,910 14
Oklahoma 180 $46,730 15
New Mexico 240 $46,580 16
South Carolina 210 $46,520 17
Kentucky 190 $46,070 18
Maryland 100 $45,920 19
Utah 130 $45,690 20
Minnesota 200 $45,350 21
Oregon 310 $44,970 22
Alabama 570 $44,700 23
Wisconsin 320 $43,650 24
Pennsylvania 510 $43,590 25
Virginia 530 $43,410 26
New Hampshire 140 $42,190 27
Tennessee 180 $41,640 28
Illinois 210 $40,270 29
Louisiana 450 $39,730 30
Kansas 130 $39,480 31
Missouri 170 $38,680 32
Florida 570 $37,180 33
Indiana 300 $36,120 34
Arkansas 130 $29,820 35
Puerto Rico 250 $28,950