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: Preschool teachers, except special education

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 27,420 $37,520 1
New Jersey 11,990 $32,960 2
Michigan 8,750 $31,690 3
District of Columbia 1,270 $31,000 4
Minnesota 6,920 $29,870 5
Virginia 11,260 $29,040 6
Massachusetts 13,560 $28,780 7
Connecticut 6,030 $28,070 8
Rhode Island 1,080 $27,910 9
California 48,090 $27,570 10
Illinois 13,480 $27,560 11
Alaska 1,030 $27,520 12
Vermont 640 $27,140 13
Maryland 7,060 $26,930 14
Washington 3,920 $26,630 15
Hawaii 2,810 $26,300 16
South Dakota 530 $26,150 17
Delaware 1,040 $25,920 18
Colorado 4,960 $25,730 19
Utah 1,120 $25,170 20
Florida 16,490 $24,920 21
New Hampshire 3,040 $24,860 22
Kansas 1,980 $24,680 23
Kentucky 4,150 $24,670 24
Maine 2,270 $24,530 25
Oregon 4,680 $24,100 26
West Virginia 1,360 $23,610 27
Missouri 5,720 $23,490 28
Nevada 2,420 $23,390 29
Nebraska 1,790 $23,370 30
New Mexico 2,500 $23,360 31
Wisconsin 7,060 $23,240 32
Oklahoma 6,260 $23,180 33
Indiana 5,730 $23,020 34
Virgin Islands 110 $23,010
Georgia 12,760 $22,950 35
North Dakota 530 $22,710 36
Idaho 480 $22,300 37
South Carolina 3,340 $22,180 38
Arizona 5,160 $22,160 39
Texas 28,960 $21,910 40
Ohio 12,390 $21,890 41
Alabama 3,170 $21,780 42
Pennsylvania 15,510 $21,710 43
Wyoming 390 $21,300 44
Mississippi 3,410 $21,120 45
Iowa 3,430 $20,540 46
Montana 840 $20,420 47
North Carolina 18,680 $20,100 48
Puerto Rico 2,020 $19,880
Arkansas 2,760 $19,530 49
Guam 160 $19,220
Louisiana 3,200 $19,090 50
Tennessee 8,200 $18,390 51