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: Sociology teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Rhode Island 110 $80,350 1
Oregon 100 $72,030 2
Illinois 1,190 $71,360 3
Massachusetts 590 $67,910 4
Utah 190 $66,850 5
New Jersey 520 $66,440 6
Maryland 470 $65,610 7
Washington 330 $63,960 8
New Mexico 170 $63,470 9
District of Columbia 140 $63,380 10
Ohio 620 $61,740 11
Pennsylvania 1,310 $61,710 12
Arizona 100 $61,410 13
Georgia 330 $60,670 14
Wisconsin 280 $59,980 15
Indiana 350 $59,060 16
Missouri 240 $58,570 17
Iowa 180 $58,330 18
Florida 490 $58,120 19
North Carolina 660 $57,410 20
Colorado 230 $56,210 21
Minnesota 310 $55,770 22
Michigan 450 $55,690 23
Vermont 120 $55,600 24
South Carolina 240 $54,790 25
Virginia 310 $54,280 26
Kentucky 180 $53,280 27
Kansas 190 $52,660 28
Alabama 220 $51,900 29
Texas 1,310 $51,310 30
Nebraska 110 $50,740 31
Mississippi 180 $50,330 32
Oklahoma 180 $39,690 33