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: Physics teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 590 $89,640 1
New Jersey 280 $88,890 2
Iowa 160 $79,670 3
Utah 160 $78,560 4
Ohio 520 $78,190 5
District of Columbia 170 $77,940 6
Colorado 300 $77,480 7
Washington 300 $75,550 8
New Mexico 120 $74,410 9
Maryland 330 $73,650 10
Illinois 920 $73,100 11
Texas 750 $72,760 12
Wisconsin 270 $72,740 13
North Carolina 440 $72,250 14
Indiana 250 $72,190 15
Pennsylvania 830 $71,790 16
Missouri 240 $69,640 17
Alabama 180 $68,970 18
Tennessee 220 $68,450 19
Georgia 240 $68,350 20
Kansas 140 $68,210 21
Michigan 390 $68,030 22
Florida 450 $67,950 23
Minnesota 250 $67,820 24
Virginia 490 $66,620 25
Kentucky 170 $63,300 26
South Carolina 160 $62,760 27
Nebraska 120 $60,680 28
Mississippi 100 $57,150 29
Oklahoma 170 $47,240 30