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How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Electrician? Get Home Renovation Estimates including electrical, flooring etc.

Average Cost to Hire an Electrician

as of October, 2018

$300/service call

labor only


When you’re looking to hire an electrician, expect to pay from $145 – $450 per service call, on average.

Why such a range? The cost to hire an electrician varies according to the type and extent of the job(s) you have on hand. The electrician’s fee will be calculated as:

  1. Hourly rate, usually with a minimum charge per service call OR
  2. Flat fee for service call + hourly rate OR
  3. Flat fee per job

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Choose the Best Electrician for the Job

Hire only a licensed electrician, and make sure that they and their employees are covered by liability insurance and workmen’s compensation. Check with your state licensing board and the BBB to check out an electrician’s professional status and any unresolved complaints against him. Request a bond for a job worth over $500.

Never delay calling an electrician. Faulty electrical wiring, outlets, and appliances are serious hazards, which can cause fires that destroy property and even human lives. Electrocution can be another life-threatening outcome of electrical problems.

Get the Most for Your Money

Hire an electrician for small electrical upgrades that will cut your electricity bills. For example, install timers for your water heater and bathroom fans, as well as motion sensors that will automatically turn off lights in an unoccupied room.

Prepare a to-do list for your electrical contractor. Take care of several electrical repairs or upgrades during the same service call to save time and money.