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: Postsecondary teachers, all other

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Nebraska 210 $80,000 1
Michigan 12,600 $76,050 2
New Jersey 9,130 $75,600 3
Illinois 12,130 $75,370 4
Texas 1,470 $73,600 5
Rhode Island 270 $72,600 6
Delaware 110 $69,500 7
Missouri 1,300 $69,200 8
Hawaii 430 $69,120 9
Minnesota 520 $67,200 10
Indiana 2,590 $66,470 11
Florida 14,020 $65,830 12
North Carolina 2,920 $65,780 13
Kansas 2,330 $63,260 14
Pennsylvania 4,520 $62,060 15
Utah 500 $61,970 16
Ohio 1,660 $61,010 17
Washington 520 $60,550 18
Oklahoma 800 $60,520 19
Wisconsin 2,800 $58,050 20
Virginia 4,160 $57,160 21
Puerto Rico 2,520 $56,230
Tennessee 2,430 $55,420 22
South Carolina 570 $55,410 23
Maryland 4,110 $53,490 24
Arizona 2,720 $53,240 25
West Virginia 1,250 $51,500 26
New Hampshire 2,010 $51,320 27
Alabama 2,020 $51,310 28
Wyoming 270 $48,900 29
Colorado 4,430 $47,700 30
Kentucky 1,670 $45,120 31
Iowa 3,350 $43,400 32
Georgia 3,120 $43,140 33
Nevada 730 $42,520 34
Mississippi 470 $26,440 35