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: History teachers, postsecondary

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 240 $77,190 1
Oregon 130 $76,110 2
Massachusetts 820 $75,730 3
Maryland 450 $69,810 4
New Jersey 590 $68,850 5
Pennsylvania 1,300 $63,670 6
Texas 1,760 $61,950 7
Georgia 600 $61,670 8
Ohio 930 $61,420 9
Vermont 110 $61,150 10
Maine 120 $60,770 11
North Carolina 870 $60,610 12
New Mexico 210 $60,380 13
Indiana 420 $60,250 14.5
Wisconsin 360 $60,250 14.5
Iowa 210 $60,060 16
Nebraska 130 $59,820 17
Colorado 340 $59,400 18
Missouri 510 $58,540 19
Washington 450 $58,320 20
Illinois 1,200 $57,970 21
South Carolina 390 $57,230 22
Virginia 630 $57,190 23
Michigan 470 $57,050 24
Tennessee 430 $56,970 25
West Virginia 120 $56,820 26
Minnesota 360 $56,690 27
District of Columbia 220 $55,930 28
Florida 580 $55,270 29
Nevada 130 $54,890 30
Kansas 230 $52,240 31
Mississippi 210 $51,910 32
Kentucky 350 $50,960 33
Alabama 480 $50,050 34
Arizona 230 $49,670 35
Oklahoma 310 $45,470 36