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: Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 2,880 $57,720 1
Idaho 410 $56,680 2
Washington 320 $54,110 3
New Jersey 2,320 $51,470 4
Massachusetts 2,170 $51,060 5
Rhode Island 170 $50,130 6
Florida 950 $49,790 7
Wisconsin 740 $49,170 8
Illinois 1,440 $48,190 9.5
California 6,390 $48,190 9.5
Missouri 360 $48,100 11
Maryland 920 $47,280 12
Connecticut 900 $46,470 13
Kansas 270 $46,090 14
Michigan 970 $45,880 15
Virginia 840 $44,970 16
Alabama 460 $44,400 17
New Mexico 300 $42,640 18
Pennsylvania 2,200 $42,330 19
District of Columbia 460 $42,170 20
Delaware 220 $42,040 21
Minnesota 750 $41,590 22
Alaska 140 $40,370 23
Nebraska 200 $40,350 24
Hawaii 350 $40,080 25
Indiana 770 $39,060 26
Colorado 680 $39,020 27
Kentucky 610 $38,890 28
Arkansas 410 $38,630 29
South Carolina 590 $38,600 30
New Hampshire 290 $38,520 31
Mississippi 650 $38,480 32
Arizona 1,010 $37,970 33
Ohio 1,980 $37,810 34
Oregon 640 $37,650 35
North Carolina 1,800 $37,440 36
Maine 240 $37,390 37
Vermont 150 $37,350 38
Louisiana 240 $36,800 39
Nevada 200 $36,760 40
Texas 3,450 $36,120 41
Utah 140 $35,760 42
Tennessee 1,430 $33,800 43
Iowa 620 $32,300 44
Oklahoma 650 $31,410 45
Montana 150 $30,550 46
Puerto Rico 180 $28,890