The Average Cost of Hiring A Local Electrician
What are the Average Costs of Hiring a Local Electrician?
In the U.S., an hourly rate of a licensed electrician is anywhere between $50 to $100 per hour.
Note that these estimates do not include additional costs, such as trip fees (average of $25 to $75) or small replacement parts.
For electrical repairs, most homeowners would usually shell out starting $161 to $520. Additional costs for large parts are usually billed separately by contractors.
The cost for consultations and typical inspections would also fall in the same range, while a complete home inspection will cost from $200 to $500.
The costs for urgent or emergency repairs run higher, which are usually around double the hourly rate plus a trip charge starting at $100. It is also good to note that some electricians will bill a minimum hourly charge of 2-4 hours, even if the job only took half an hour to finish.
A few other things that will affect the hourly rate of an electrician are the following:
Distance of your location – Electricians will bill you based on the cost of travel to and from your home and also its proximity to supply stores. That’s why it’s more ideal to hire electricians nearby.
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Type of project – The more the job gets complicated, the higher the bill you should expect.
Experience – There are three levels of certification for electrical workers: apprentice, journeyman and master electrician. Evidently, the higher the grade, the higher the electrician will charge.
Average Rate by License Type
|Type of License||First Hour Rate||Average Hourly Rate|
Average Electrical Contractor Rate Per Project
Here’s a list of common electrical issues and the average costs to have them fixed.
|Service||Average Project Cost|
|Electrical Panel Upgrade||$500 to $4,000 (or $800 average)|
|Generator Installation||$1,000 to $6,000|
|Outlet, Switch or Socket Installation||$150 to $250|
|Light Fixture Repair||$175|
|Light Fixture Installation||for glass ceiling fixture or pendant light:|
$70 to $140 including labor
for recessed lighting $160 to $350 per light
|Attic Fan Installation or Repair||$200 to $400|
|Ceiling Fan Installation||$100 to $200|
|Ceiling Fan Repair||$50 to $200|
|Bathroom Fan Installation||$300|
|Wiring a House||From $1,200 and above ($6 to $8 per foot on materials alone)|
|Electrical Breaker||$100 to $160|
|Smart Home Installation||$400 to $2,000|
If you hired an electrician to do a service call, it’s better to get a quote for all the electrical projects that you want to get done during the visit, instead of asking for bids each time a project will come up.
For a *rough-in for a new structure, the average rate per hour for two professional electricians is $175 per hour. This price will still vary depending on the size of the project and the plan specifics.
*A rough-in is the stage of a construction project where electrical, mechanical and plumbing are brought in and laid out.