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Frequently asked questions

  • An electrician’s cost per hour comes in between $50 and $100. It’ll vary depending on your location and the type or professional you hire. Areas with a higher cost of living can expect to pay on the higher end of that scale. Licensing level may also increase the price.
  • Usually you’ll pay a higher rate for the first hour. This covers their travel and time expense. Emergency or after-hours rates are usually higher too – expect to pay an emergency fee of up to $300 plus a higher hourly rate.

Electricians do a fair amount of larger remodeling and new construction projects but also common residential projects including:

For cost information related to the above tasks, visit our Electrical Cost Guide.

  1. Do you have a license to perform electrical work in this state?
    All states require an electrical license or work performed under a Master Electrician. You should also ask how many on the job hours of experience they have.
  2. Do you have insurance?
    Never use one who isn’t insured. You can ask to see proof of insurance.
  3. Do you have prior work references?
    You might skip this for small jobs like installing a light or outlet. For larger projects, always get references.
  4. What are your rates?
    Always ask up front. Getting a detailed quote up front is the best way to go.
  5. Who is going to do the actual work?
    Often, a Master Electrician will come out to diagnose and bid on projects, but they have their apprentice and journeyman electricians do the work. This isn’t a terrible thing, in fact it’s common practice. The Master’s license is on the line with any work he supervises.
  6. Is your work warrantied or guaranteed?
    Any reputable company or contractor warranties their work, usually for at least a year.
  7. Are you usually on time?
    Overbooking is a frequent problem with electrical work. Often, a service call goes long, and they end up showing up at your home late. This common complaint is easily remedied with an up-front and honest discussion. If they can’t be on time, make sure they’ll call.

1. Don’t Be Misled by an Electrician’s Hourly Rates

A truly skilled, well-equipped professional with a truck full of parts that charges $100 an hour can be a much wiser choice than an inexperienced hack, working with inadequate tools and no parts, but charging much less. Often, more experienced professionals get the job done quickly with warrantied work.

2. Compare Travel Charges

Rates reflect travel times. Travel charges can have a big impact on your costs and are in some ways easier to compare than hourly rates. Many electricians spend a third or more of their time navigating traffic on their way to a jobsite. Every contractor must find a way to pay for the expense of driving each day.

3. Bundle Repair Jobs Together

When you feel it’s time to call a pro, review your list and then conduct a mini-inspection of your home. Look for faulty switches and dysfunctional or crowded outlets. When the electrician comes, you’ll save money and time by getting everything taken care of at once.

4. How to Prepare & What to Know Before the Electrician Arrives
  • Be as thorough and detailed in describing your needs to your contractor. The more they know, the quicker the job will go.
  • Before they arrive, prepare a precise list of items you want serviced. Electricians have budgeted their time for a service call. They don’t have time for additional requests once they are on site.
  • Make sure the electrical panel box is accessible. You’ll pay for the time it takes to access it.
  • Clear away fragile items, knickknacks and furniture from areas where you expect the them to work.
  • If you have questions about the project, ask them before they start. Most are happy to run you through the problem and the process of fixing it.
  • Ask about potential issues after the work is complete. During a service call a professional will spot any potential hazards.
  • You’ll lose power to parts of your home while they work. Be prepared to pause anything you’re doing during the service call.
  • In most cases you’ll have the option to either pay at the time of service or have a bill sent to you. You’ll be able to pay with cash, credit and sometimes check.
5. Install Money-Saving Electrical Fixtures
  • By switching from ordinary incandescent light fixtures or bulbs to fluorescent or LED ones, you can substantially reduce energy consumption in your home.
  • Motion detector switches can help you save money on outdoor lighting while at the same time providing very cost-effective security to your home.
  • Creative landscape lighting and indoor accent lighting can make your home more appealing to you, your guests and potential buyers in the future.

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Beaverton Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 284 reviews of 11 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Beaverton, OR

  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 12/03/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Dishwasher circuit has no power. Flipping breaker does not reset, and installed new dishwasher.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 12/03/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
    Comment: Replace a Federal Pacific breaker panel (circa 1977) in a home just sold. Home is 1566 sq feet, 1 level, in south of beaverton
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 12/03/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Amount of work: A single project
    Project Description: Electrical project
    Nature of Work: Repairs
    Comment: ceiling can lights repair or replace (5). Attic access
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 12/01/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Property Owner: Yes
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: Need existing panel inspected and new one installed if needed
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/30/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Electrical fixtures : Switches
    Comment: Looking for a qualified electrician with a passion for quality and pride in workmanship and REASONABLE price. The job is to upgrade and change electrical outlets and switches throughout the house. I would like to do an improvement project and to change and update/upgrade all electrical plugs and outlets and switches to newer and better quality ones. This is a proactive improvement project, everything is working fine as is, however my guess is most of them are older and I would like to improve them. Since everything is working, you can fit this job in between other projects when you don’t have an active job, so hopefully that could be a plus for you and hopefully in return I can get a better price. I am handy around the house and have done some simple electrical work myself in the past but I would rather this job be done by a qualified, licensed electrician. If we could come to terms I could consider doing the whole house and be working with you long term for all electric jobs around the house. I would prefer to first do a trial one or two rooms, for me to evaluate the work and if we are mutually happy then to consider the whole house I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Abdi Yamotahari
  • NewProject: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/29/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician for wiring.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/29/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Cadet wall heater not working
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/28/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Interior lights
    Comment: We need to have 2 recessed can lights taken out and the housing moved to be centered over our island to allow for hanging pendant lights to be installed. We can hire a dry wall expert to close the holes in the ceiling after the job is complete.
  • NewProject: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/27/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Property Owner: Yes
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Supports 220v or 240v load: I don't know
    Property type:: Single Family
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/27/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Xmas lights keep blowing the outdoor receptacles. I’ve had issues in the past years, but this time they won’t stay on from 5:00-11:59 pm each night. Either need to change from 15-20 amp on outside receptacles or on the circuit breaker if the wiring is 12 gauge or less
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/26/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician, outlet plug needs to be updated
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/25/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Install entry chandelier with high ceiling, move light location in formal dining room, install lighting in family room where ceiling lighting doesn’t exist.
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/23/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Property Owner: Yes
    Are you interested in financing?: No
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Beaverton, OR
    Date: 11/22/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Services Needed: Install a new fixture
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling lights
    Comment: I need two light fixtures installed . These are upstairs and the wall light switch is for a floor lamp. I would like the wall switch replaced with a dual switch (I can provide), one for the floor lamp and one for a ceiling light (new) in the center of the rooms. House is built in 2002

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