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: Political science teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Rhode Island 110 $85,190 1
Massachusetts 550 $81,870 2
New Jersey 360 $77,200 3
Connecticut 170 $76,460 4
Minnesota 280 $76,270 5
North Carolina 610 $75,320 6
Maryland 370 $74,480 7
Pennsylvania 1,060 $74,250 8
Washington 410 $72,130 9
Ohio 540 $71,220 10
New Mexico 220 $70,980 11
Illinois 760 $69,670 12
Utah 130 $68,480 13
Tennessee 160 $67,880 14
Kansas 120 $66,420 15
Colorado 360 $65,820 16
Michigan 280 $65,760 17
Indiana 230 $65,580 18
Virginia 540 $65,110 19
Texas 1,120 $64,900 20
Georgia 430 $64,520 21
Missouri 280 $64,450 22
Iowa 150 $62,930 23
Wisconsin 250 $62,290 24
District of Columbia 420 $61,340 25
Mississippi 110 $60,870 26
Alabama 150 $60,390 27
South Carolina 310 $59,870 28
Florida 530 $58,740 29
Kentucky 250 $52,910 30
Arizona 170 $51,750 31
Oklahoma 150 $40,950 32