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, secondary school

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 14,710 $75,800 1
Connecticut 2,130 $60,710 2
Virginia 5,430 $60,090 3
New Jersey 5,520 $59,510 4
California 10,690 $59,290 5
Michigan 3,280 $58,350 6
Rhode Island 350 $57,980 7
Alaska 360 $57,510 8
Delaware 570 $55,500 9
Maryland 2,250 $55,400 10
Illinois 8,940 $53,210 11
Massachusetts 3,490 $53,000 12
Pennsylvania 7,310 $52,450 13
Ohio 10,120 $50,550 14
Minnesota 3,920 $50,120 15
Washington 1,670 $50,110 16
Oregon 1,610 $49,650 17
Wisconsin 2,410 $48,830 18
Colorado 1,510 $48,360 19
Vermont 480 $47,820 20
Georgia 3,880 $47,660 21
Florida 5,420 $47,210 22
Indiana 1,940 $46,820 23
New Hampshire 470 $45,820 24
Hawaii 350 $44,580 25
Nevada 1,000 $43,830 26
South Carolina 1,170 $43,360 27
Texas 5,800 $43,210 28
Wyoming 290 $43,160 29
Kentucky 1,850 $42,740 30
New Mexico 1,520 $42,710 31
Nebraska 850 $42,520 32
Missouri 3,750 $42,390 33
North Dakota 410 $41,700 34
Maine 650 $41,540 35
Arizona 1,010 $41,500 36
Arkansas 1,150 $41,360 37
Alabama 1,270 $41,210 38
Mississippi 1,080 $40,740 39
Utah 480 $40,300 40
Louisiana 4,400 $40,260 41
Tennessee 2,550 $40,070 42
North Carolina 2,610 $39,410 43
Iowa 1,700 $39,090 44
Kansas 1,140 $38,950 45
Montana 500 $37,610 46
West Virginia 670 $37,430 47
Oklahoma 1,380 $36,920 48
South Dakota 450 $34,650 49
Puerto Rico 130 $19,360