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: Economics teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Rhode Island 100 $103,490 1
Iowa 140 $99,970 2
Massachusetts 600 $94,710 3
Kansas 220 $90,150 4
Utah 140 $85,560 5
North Carolina 410 $85,030 6
Pennsylvania 700 $84,280 7
Connecticut 160 $81,670 8
Illinois 780 $80,850 9
Minnesota 310 $79,420 10
New Jersey 370 $78,870 11
Kentucky 180 $78,740 12
Wisconsin 260 $78,300 13
Ohio 470 $77,670 14
Texas 710 $76,930 15
Missouri 240 $76,610 16
Georgia 250 $75,670 17
Maryland 320 $75,110 18
Florida 470 $74,310 19
Indiana 250 $72,110 20
Washington 210 $72,090 21
Colorado 340 $71,380 22
Michigan 320 $71,260 23
New Mexico 230 $69,770 24
Virginia 440 $68,940 25
Mississippi 100 $67,640 26
Alabama 240 $66,910 27
South Carolina 160 $64,790 28
Vermont 100 $64,620 29
District of Columbia 240 $60,490 30
Oklahoma 130 $40,820 31