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: English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Oregon 520 $76,100 1
New Jersey 1,980 $67,660 2
Delaware 220 $65,030 3
Massachusetts 2,200 $62,850 4
Michigan 1,620 $62,340 5
Vermont 360 $61,370 6
Hawaii 550 $61,290 7
District of Columbia 850 $61,210 8
Pennsylvania 3,150 $61,110 9
Maryland 1,250 $60,620 10
Connecticut 490 $60,540 11
Missouri 1,460 $60,310 12
Iowa 670 $57,250 13
New Hampshire 310 $57,000 14
Minnesota 1,260 $56,150 15
Georgia 1,590 $55,590 16
Ohio 2,730 $55,210 17
Wisconsin 1,060 $54,910 18
Kansas 680 $53,260 19
Illinois 2,910 $53,150 20
Colorado 910 $52,440 21
Texas 4,030 $52,340 22
Maine 260 $52,290 23
North Carolina 2,490 $52,260 24
Indiana 1,230 $52,240 25
West Virginia 280 $52,140 26
South Carolina 1,210 $51,330 27
Utah 290 $51,240 28
Florida 2,470 $51,160 29
Washington 1,340 $50,930 30
Mississippi 740 $50,580 31
Virginia 1,710 $49,590 32
South Dakota 170 $49,220 33
Kentucky 920 $48,370 34
Tennessee 1,110 $48,030 35
Nevada 400 $47,790 36
New Mexico 420 $47,400 37
Wyoming 100 $47,250 38
Alabama 1,170 $46,440 39
Nebraska 780 $45,840 40
Puerto Rico 220 $45,380
Arizona 1,190 $44,770 41
Montana 160 $41,900 42
North Dakota 220 $41,000 43
Oklahoma 1,030 $37,870 44