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: Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 39,360 $70,060 1
California 55,530 $58,980 2
Connecticut 10,430 $58,880 3
New Jersey 28,050 $56,950 4
Michigan 21,830 $56,760 5
Alaska 1,120 $55,970 6
Massachusetts 19,220 $54,740 7
Rhode Island 2,360 $54,080 8
Pennsylvania 28,270 $53,010 9
Ohio 30,180 $52,150 10
Virginia 17,450 $51,070 11
Illinois 24,130 $50,120 12
Maryland 15,480 $49,870 13
Washington 13,100 $49,400 14
Delaware 1,250 $48,820 15
Indiana 11,620 $48,210 16
Florida 30,720 $47,730 17
Georgia 24,980 $47,350 18
Oregon 7,770 $47,110 19
Hawaii 3,260 $46,890 20
New Hampshire 3,830 $46,280 21
Utah 4,680 $46,270 22
Minnesota 11,400 $45,830 23
Vermont 1,660 $45,520 24
Wisconsin 13,760 $45,390 25
Colorado 11,200 $45,240 26
Wyoming 1,350 $44,030 27
Texas 72,200 $43,540 28
Nebraska 4,180 $43,440 29
New Mexico 5,380 $43,020 30
Missouri 11,500 $42,590 31
Virgin Islands 280 $42,370
Kentucky 7,740 $42,350 32
Maine 3,330 $42,340 33
Nevada 3,710 $42,220 34
South Carolina 10,200 $41,980 35
Tennessee 10,050 $41,360 36
Alabama 10,070 $40,900 37
Arkansas 6,060 $40,560 38
Mississippi 7,200 $40,030 39
West Virginia 3,600 $39,250 40
Arizona 7,570 $38,350 41
Iowa 9,180 $38,340 42
Louisiana 1,590 $38,100 43
North Carolina 22,580 $37,850 44
Kansas 9,080 $36,700 45
South Dakota 2,030 $36,670 46
Oklahoma 8,130 $35,940 47
Montana 1,630 $35,000 48
Guam 530 $33,560
Puerto Rico 4,040 $26,320