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: Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Pennsylvania 420 $72,830 1
New Jersey 200 $72,190 2
Massachusetts 500 $71,880 3
Florida 260 $67,200 4
Ohio 250 $63,910 5
Washington 190 $63,770 6
Wisconsin 170 $61,750 7
Illinois 250 $60,390 8
Colorado 150 $59,980 9
Arizona 180 $58,720 10
Minnesota 270 $58,160 11
North Carolina 240 $54,450 12
Michigan 240 $54,310 13
Georgia 230 $52,690 14
Virginia 110 $51,700 15
Texas 710 $51,140 16