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, training, and library occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 654,000 $56,470 1
District of Columbia 32,220 $54,550 2
Connecticut 122,480 $52,140 3
Massachusetts 213,600 $51,210 4
California 968,230 $51,190 5
Michigan 261,730 $50,250 6
New Jersey 265,780 $49,660 7
Illinois 371,910 $49,320 8
Maryland 165,270 $49,250 9
Rhode Island 33,630 $49,120 10
Delaware 21,980 $48,080 11
Pennsylvania 343,020 $47,750 12
Ohio 316,110 $47,360 13
Virginia 216,950 $47,240 14
Alaska 21,720 $46,190 15
Hawaii 38,710 $45,260 16
Washington 158,760 $44,250 17
Colorado 120,890 $43,960 18
Florida 390,160 $43,940 19
Minnesota 148,290 $42,970 20
Wisconsin 153,160 $42,190 21
Oregon 103,910 $42,150 22
Idaho 34,830 $41,490 23
New Hampshire 45,530 $40,830 24
New Mexico 54,630 $40,820 25
Texas 647,030 $40,700 26
Georgia 251,300 $40,620 27
Indiana 163,890 $40,580 28
Nebraska 53,660 $40,460 29
Missouri 155,260 $40,270 30
Nevada 47,750 $39,960 31
Virgin Islands 3,170 $39,480
Vermont 27,060 $38,740 32
Kentucky 107,220 $38,540 33
South Carolina 108,030 $38,300 34
Utah 65,060 $38,250 35
North Carolina 250,300 $38,160 36
Louisiana 98,460 $37,940 37
Maine 42,040 $37,900 38
West Virginia 41,040 $37,740 39
Tennessee 141,680 $37,730 40
Alabama 106,540 $37,670 41
Arkansas 69,800 $37,550 42.5
North Dakota 20,900 $37,550 42.5
Iowa 90,290 $37,420 44
Kansas 87,860 $36,890 45
Wyoming 17,090 $36,690 46
Arizona 133,870 $36,530 47
Mississippi 73,490 $35,540 48
Guam 4,390 $34,350
South Dakota 22,030 $33,990 49
Oklahoma 99,830 $33,080 50
Montana 27,460 $32,600 51
Puerto Rico 71,620 $29,630