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: Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 360 $88,800 1
Utah 190 $80,450 2
New Jersey 120 $80,260 3
Texas 920 $76,790 4
Arizona 120 $76,540 5
Ohio 330 $76,300 6
Pennsylvania 450 $75,890 7
North Carolina 300 $75,210 8
Colorado 320 $74,400 9
Minnesota 140 $73,370 10
Washington 360 $70,310 11
Michigan 100 $70,010 12
Wisconsin 150 $67,620 13
Illinois 220 $66,220 14
Missouri 190 $66,160 15
Alabama 100 $62,270 16
Indiana 110 $61,530 17
Florida 670 $61,420 18
South Carolina 230 $56,700 19
Georgia 190 $53,700 20