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: Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Utah 230 $83,680 1
Massachusetts 610 $83,660 2
Texas 1,230 $80,220 3
Oregon 160 $79,510 4
Rhode Island 100 $78,760 5
New Jersey 500 $74,690 6
Colorado 310 $74,210 7
Connecticut 160 $73,840 8
North Carolina 700 $71,320 9
Maryland 320 $70,160 10
Illinois 1,640 $69,160 11
Indiana 430 $69,080 12
Arizona 310 $68,370 13
Iowa 240 $68,110 14
Washington 390 $67,580 15
Georgia 440 $67,310 16
Ohio 820 $66,990 17
Pennsylvania 1,390 $66,130 18
Florida 600 $65,400 19
Michigan 520 $64,610 20
Missouri 370 $63,950 21
Virginia 480 $62,930 22
Kansas 160 $62,800 23
Wisconsin 340 $61,930 24
District of Columbia 140 $60,840 25
West Virginia 120 $60,800 26
Mississippi 230 $60,330 27
Kentucky 260 $59,560 28
South Carolina 410 $59,140 29
Alabama 260 $57,110 30
Nebraska 190 $56,650 31
New Mexico 200 $56,070 32
Puerto Rico 130 $54,750
Minnesota 390 $54,440 33
Oklahoma 290 $43,840 34