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, middle school

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 6,460 $60,520 1
Connecticut 1,410 $60,400 2
Alaska 230 $60,170 3
Michigan 1,700 $55,620 4
New Jersey 4,590 $55,500 5
Maryland 2,320 $54,840 6
Rhode Island 340 $54,370 7
Illinois 7,530 $53,050 8
Delaware 410 $52,440 9
Massachusetts 3,180 $52,280 10
Pennsylvania 4,280 $51,990 11
Ohio 6,190 $51,380 12
Virginia 4,080 $51,330 13
Washington 1,470 $48,880 14
Oregon 870 $48,800 15
Minnesota 2,240 $48,520 16
Florida 5,130 $47,480 17
Colorado 1,210 $46,960 18
Georgia 3,450 $46,840 19
New Hampshire 500 $46,240 20
Indiana 1,560 $46,060 21
Vermont 350 $45,790 22
Wyoming 230 $44,720 23
Wisconsin 1,650 $44,530 24
Hawaii 170 $43,500 25
South Carolina 1,200 $42,870 26
Texas 5,630 $42,610 27
Nebraska 710 $41,910 28
Missouri 2,080 $41,580 29
Nevada 750 $41,490 30
Maine 490 $41,250 31
Kentucky 1,660 $41,210 32
Arkansas 690 $40,770 33
Alabama 1,090 $40,610 34
New Mexico 1,270 $40,500 35
Montana 200 $40,000 36
North Carolina 3,130 $39,730 37
Mississippi 1,080 $39,650 38
Iowa 1,470 $39,410 39
Tennessee 1,140 $39,010 40
Louisiana 1,230 $38,930 41
Utah 460 $38,200 42
Arizona 890 $38,050 43
Kansas 750 $37,450 44
West Virginia 580 $37,000 45
Oklahoma 1,090 $35,580 46
South Dakota 250 $34,620 47
Puerto Rico 4,880 $27,000