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: Teachers and instructors, all other

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Michigan 32,540 $55,670 1
Maryland 11,600 $53,170 2
Connecticut 4,650 $52,570 3
New Mexico 870 $51,250 4
Louisiana 5,080 $49,360 5
Delaware 880 $48,680 6
Ohio 14,120 $46,490 7
Hawaii 2,190 $45,090 8
California 87,750 $45,070 9
District of Columbia 1,150 $44,420 10
Alaska 1,620 $44,400 11
Virgin Islands 120 $44,200
Idaho 590 $43,780 12
Illinois 15,700 $42,350 13
Pennsylvania 4,210 $41,620 14
South Dakota 270 $41,380 15
Colorado 7,530 $41,290 16
Minnesota 3,890 $40,700 17
Rhode Island 3,520 $40,170 18
Oregon 5,000 $39,010 19
North Dakota 170 $38,230 20
Guam 120 $37,670
Massachusetts 5,390 $37,030 21
West Virginia 870 $36,660 22
Nebraska 2,550 $36,630 23
Indiana 18,220 $35,550 24
Tennessee 3,310 $35,410 25
Arizona 1,850 $35,210 26
New Hampshire 2,980 $34,220 27
New York 44,990 $33,940 28.5
Nevada 620 $33,940 28.5
Mississippi 1,560 $33,340 30
Virginia 18,040 $33,010 31
Washington 17,750 $32,940 32
Wyoming 1,020 $32,390 33
Kansas 2,280 $32,380 34
Florida 52,130 $32,120 35
Alabama 7,810 $31,840 36
Iowa 4,110 $31,800 37
New Jersey 20,340 $30,820 38
Wisconsin 12,060 $30,730 39
Arkansas 5,580 $30,400 40
South Carolina 9,430 $27,730 41
North Carolina 16,680 $26,690 42
Kentucky 12,700 $26,670 43
Puerto Rico 5,010 $25,830
Missouri 20,890 $25,400 44
Georgia 16,850 $24,540 45
Maine 2,220 $24,100 46
Vermont 3,500 $23,170 47
Montana 1,640 $21,720 48
Utah 6,140 $21,030 49
Texas 50,290 $20,540 50
Oklahoma 9,700 $18,960 51