That's a question I get a lot from all over the US and Canada. Someone made a great suggestion: "Ask visitors the question as a survey and work up some data on pharmacy tech salary."
So for one year, visitors were invited to anonymously fill out a 15 second / 5 question survey
that asked what the pharmacy tech wages are in their area and if PTCB or ExCPT certification is required.
Below are the results of the pharmacy tech salary / wage survey, which was updated and completed in April 2011. Either scroll down to your state or (hold) Ctrl + F, then type in your state, then enter.
Please keep in mind that some states may not require tech's be certified to be licensed. However, in those states certain employers may demand it as part of their requirements.
Where is this information from ? The survey submissions from the pharmacy tech wages study were voluntarily given by anonymous visitors. The accuracy of each submission has not been verified and is not guaranteed. The survey ran from 04/2010 to 04/2011