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: Elementary school teachers, except special education

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 93,090 $69,070 1
Connecticut 19,550 $57,950 2
Alaska 3,570 $56,820 3
Michigan 44,780 $56,630 4
New Jersey 47,330 $56,250 5
Massachusetts 33,380 $55,910 6
California 185,280 $55,700 7
Rhode Island 4,550 $55,260 8
Virginia 37,430 $54,950 9
Illinois 83,730 $52,050 10
Maryland 24,830 $50,510 11
Pennsylvania 69,890 $50,470 12
Ohio 53,240 $50,200 13
Washington 24,040 $48,920 14
Delaware 4,550 $48,850 15
Florida 70,050 $46,920 16
Oregon 16,440 $46,890 17
Georgia 53,060 $46,760 18
Minnesota 23,150 $46,680 19
New Hampshire 8,190 $46,250 20
Wisconsin 26,700 $45,860 21
Indiana 26,280 $45,670 22
Idaho 9,860 $45,110 23
Colorado 21,200 $45,040 24
Vermont 3,780 $44,840 25
Wyoming 2,760 $43,690 26
Hawaii 6,180 $43,260 27
Virgin Islands 860 $42,980
Nebraska 9,730 $42,920 28
Texas 137,720 $42,660 29
Maine 6,880 $42,420 30
Utah 13,050 $41,780 31
South Carolina 20,300 $41,400 32
Kentucky 17,800 $41,310 33
New Mexico 9,890 $41,190 34
Tennessee 28,750 $39,860 35
Alabama 19,340 $39,790 36
West Virginia 7,650 $39,750 37
Louisiana 25,960 $39,200 38
Mississippi 14,320 $38,990 39
North Dakota 5,580 $38,860 40
North Carolina 38,290 $38,580 41
Arkansas 12,630 $38,230 42
Nevada 15,420 $37,770 43
Kansas 17,560 $37,200 44
Guam 990 $36,400
Iowa 18,390 $35,730 45
Montana 5,370 $35,480 46
Arizona 38,240 $35,420 47
Oklahoma 17,840 $34,640 48
South Dakota 4,200 $34,090 49
Puerto Rico 21,810 $28,510