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: Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 20,710 $63,930 1
Connecticut 3,480 $59,060 2
California 19,250 $58,320 3
Alaska 660 $58,080 4
Michigan 5,870 $56,380 5
New Jersey 9,460 $56,200 6
Virginia 6,590 $54,580 7
Delaware 500 $53,520 8
Rhode Island 620 $53,280 9
Illinois 14,070 $52,260 10
Massachusetts 7,050 $51,020 11
Maryland 4,300 $50,720 12
Oregon 1,960 $50,450 13
Washington 2,990 $48,970 14.5
Florida 9,590 $48,970 14.5
Ohio 8,640 $48,690 16
Colorado 2,700 $48,330 17
Minnesota 5,400 $48,200 18
Georgia 6,640 $46,150 19
Vermont 660 $46,100 20
District of Columbia 360 $45,910 21
Wisconsin 3,340 $45,540 22
New Hampshire 1,190 $45,520 23
Indiana 3,410 $44,970 24
South Carolina 1,910 $43,410 25
Texas 11,840 $43,120 26
Nevada 1,320 $43,050 27
Nebraska 1,520 $42,310 28
Missouri 6,130 $41,900 29
Maine 1,660 $41,540 30
Kentucky 3,340 $40,790 31
New Mexico 1,570 $40,570 32
Alabama 2,100 $40,380 33
Arkansas 1,430 $40,110 34
North Dakota 920 $39,840 35
Mississippi 1,860 $39,730 36.5
Hawaii 430 $39,730 36.5
Utah 1,230 $39,470 38
Wyoming 660 $39,450 39
Kansas 2,220 $39,370 40
North Carolina 7,360 $39,280 41
West Virginia 3,130 $39,190 42
Iowa 2,470 $38,820 43
Louisiana 3,710 $38,360 44
Tennessee 4,090 $38,120 45
Oklahoma 2,410 $37,700 46
Guam 120 $37,120
Arizona 2,520 $36,810 47
Montana 510 $34,360 48
South Dakota 620 $33,850 49
Puerto Rico 250 $19,180