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: Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 410 $68,960 1
New Jersey 690 $67,430 2
Maryland 1,060 $66,140 3
Massachusetts 930 $63,200 4
Michigan 1,090 $62,230 5
Colorado 220 $62,200 6
Texas 3,360 $62,010 7
Washington 900 $60,410 8
Pennsylvania 2,140 $60,050 9
Minnesota 760 $59,930 10
Florida 1,570 $59,910 11
Missouri 1,150 $59,740 12
New Mexico 340 $58,660 13
Wisconsin 1,110 $58,370 14
South Carolina 700 $56,940 15
Virginia 990 $56,550 16
Ohio 2,200 $55,980 17
Kentucky 630 $55,540 18
North Carolina 1,670 $55,260 19
Georgia 1,160 $54,860 20
Kansas 420 $54,810 21
Indiana 1,100 $54,160 22
Illinois 2,080 $53,410 23
Tennessee 760 $52,800 24
Utah 310 $52,700 25
Maine 260 $52,140 26
Nebraska 360 $51,240 27
Alabama 680 $50,300 28
Iowa 610 $50,230 29
South Dakota 150 $49,970 30
New Hampshire 290 $49,960 31
Wyoming 110 $48,030 32
North Dakota 250 $47,640 33
Oklahoma 750 $46,230 34
West Virginia 320 $46,100 35
Arizona 560 $46,050 36
Mississippi 320 $45,540 37
Montana 120 $40,200 38
Puerto Rico 160 $35,230