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: Directors, religious activities and education

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 230 $55,980 1
North Carolina 140 $52,410 2
Minnesota 160 $45,620 3
Georgia 250 $44,690 4.5
Washington 110 $44,690 4.5
Texas 220 $40,870 6
Colorado 180 $40,610 7
Pennsylvania 1,030 $38,740 8
California 2,890 $38,260 9
Massachusetts 160 $37,360 10
Ohio 540 $36,900 11
Illinois 850 $36,470 12
Rhode Island 140 $36,190 13
New York 2,070 $35,960 14
Virginia 260 $35,890 15
Oregon 1,510 $35,750 16
Florida 1,030 $35,360 17
Michigan 1,140 $35,280 18
Hawaii 160 $34,590 19
Indiana 230 $32,990 20
Montana 280 $25,750 21