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: Graduate teaching assistants

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 2,250 $43,550 1
Florida 560 $37,750 2
Washington 1,090 $36,320 3
Ohio 480 $35,850 4.5
Maryland 2,440 $35,850 4.5
Oregon 1,410 $35,150 6
Nebraska 1,100 $32,150 7
District of Columbia 190 $31,350 8
Kansas 530 $31,270 9
New Jersey 440 $30,660 10
South Carolina 1,570 $29,730 11
Texas 12,430 $29,650 12
New Hampshire 310 $28,490 13
Pennsylvania 960 $28,000 14
Alabama 180 $27,370 15
North Dakota 750 $27,080 16
Wisconsin 3,110 $25,710 17
Illinois 6,090 $24,510 18
Georgia 520 $23,470 19
Tennessee 2,370 $19,170 20