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: Teacher assistants

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 4,130 $31,200 1
Delaware 3,610 $27,220 2
California 166,680 $26,520 3
Washington 28,630 $26,320 4
Maine 8,460 $25,830 5
Connecticut 25,560 $25,110 6
Oregon 19,270 $25,070 7
Rhode Island 5,180 $24,960 8
Maryland 23,160 $24,860 9
Michigan 43,850 $24,830 10
Wisconsin 21,920 $24,480 11
Nevada 4,540 $24,360 12
Virgin Islands 530 $24,220
Massachusetts 34,270 $24,170 13
Ohio 32,000 $23,860 14
Minnesota 28,750 $23,740 15
North Dakota 3,480 $23,670 16
Colorado 17,450 $23,350 17
New Hampshire 10,100 $23,070 18
Virginia 29,200 $22,910 19
New Jersey 40,850 $22,880 20
New York 122,050 $22,840 21
Hawaii 3,790 $22,560 22
Vermont 5,870 $22,510 23
Guam 930 $21,860
District of Columbia 3,170 $21,470 24
Florida 44,480 $21,060 25
Illinois 40,690 $20,790 26
South Dakota 4,240 $20,710 27
West Virginia 3,930 $20,510 28
Wyoming 4,140 $20,480 29
Utah 13,540 $20,330 30
Idaho 5,990 $20,190 31
Kentucky 17,050 $20,140 32
Pennsylvania 45,210 $20,120 33
Indiana 23,720 $20,030 34
Arizona 20,750 $20,010 35
Nebraska 8,260 $19,520 36
Montana 4,100 $18,930 37
Iowa 12,910 $18,850 38
Kansas 16,680 $18,810 39
Missouri 17,200 $18,580 40
North Carolina 38,860 $18,540 41
Tennessee 24,910 $17,840 42
Texas 83,980 $17,140 43
South Carolina 15,590 $16,840 44
Georgia 41,280 $16,720 45
Puerto Rico 4,440 $16,510
New Mexico 7,640 $16,370 46
Alabama 17,940 $16,360 47
Arkansas 9,200 $15,580 48
Louisiana 14,560 $15,460 49
Oklahoma 10,490 $15,250 50
Mississippi 12,650 $14,690 51