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: Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 950 $72,340 1
Rhode Island 150 $69,560 2
New Hampshire 180 $66,160 3
Oregon 220 $65,030 4
Vermont 130 $64,940 5
District of Columbia 160 $62,310 6
Pennsylvania 1,480 $60,030 7
Maryland 610 $59,580 8
New Jersey 580 $59,350 9
Minnesota 640 $57,800 10
Iowa 230 $56,890 11
Missouri 480 $56,880 12
Ohio 1,130 $56,670 13
New Mexico 170 $56,550 14
Michigan 400 $56,050 15
Wisconsin 620 $55,260 16
Florida 810 $55,200 17
Colorado 710 $54,870 18
Texas 1,610 $53,980 19
Mississippi 110 $53,690 20
Illinois 1,610 $53,440 21
Arizona 300 $53,080 22
North Carolina 1,110 $53,050 23
Indiana 600 $52,510 24
Washington 650 $52,470 25
Virginia 800 $51,170 26
South Carolina 450 $50,250 27
Kansas 140 $49,820 28
Maine 110 $49,590 29
Tennessee 370 $49,380 30
Utah 120 $49,320 31
Georgia 860 $49,180 32
Delaware 120 $48,650 33
Kentucky 280 $48,580 34
Puerto Rico 170 $47,090
Alabama 320 $46,840 35
Nevada 240 $41,760 36
Oklahoma 270 $35,580 37