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    JW
    Birmingham, AL·

    Handyman for Multiple Small Projects, Interior or Exterior Painting or Staining - Small Projects, TV Wall Mount , and 1 more

    "Prompt response! Excellent job!"

    Tatiana K. in August 2021

    Mr. Electric Logo
    Birmingham, AL·

    Generator Install and Repair, Electrical Outlets, Fixtures, Wiring Replace, Repair, or Install, Electrical Panel Wiring and Upgrades , and 7 more

    "Quick and simple. I had 3 switches that needed to be repaired and they took care of it. Exactly how these things should go"

    Jorge A. in January 2024

    Structured Technology, LLC Logo
    Birmingham, AL·

    Home Theater Installation, TV Hanging, Low Voltage Installation , and 3 more

    "I am thrilled with the home theater installation by Structured Technology. From start to finish, the experience was exceptional. Their team understood my needs, guided me through the process, and the result exceeded my expectations. The sound and visuals are amazing, creating a truly immersive experience. Their support has been excellent too. I highly recommend them for anyone looking to enhance their home entertainment setup."

    Michael C. in November 2023

    BB

    "These guys were great!!! Thanks you"

    Anthony+L J. in October 2023

    OJ

    In business since 2022

    Southside, AL·

    welding

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects no matter how big or small. We are experts in our trade and will always keep you educated on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"

    AA
    Birmingham, AL·

    Cameras, Home theater, Tv wall mount , and 2 more

    "Advance Audio Visual Guys installed a surveillance and monitoring system to include 4 cameras and 1 door bell camera at my residence, and It is all hardwired as I specified. Also requested was the DVR with monitor to be installed in my bedroom. I am completely satisfied with their work and have already handed out their phone number to others interested in how my system works and how it was set up."

    bert X. in October 2018

    Corrigan, LLC Logo
    Fort Worth, TX·

    commercial and residential, Lightning protection (lightning rods), oil field grounding services , and 1 more

    "Highly recommend Carrigan for competitive quote? and quality of product and installation."

    Biswajit D. in May 2021

    Lightning Defense, LLC (Alabama) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "John Sherlock and his wife Corrine called within 1/2 hour of looking for Lightning Rod installers. He was available and was over to talk with us within one hour. He sent all his credentials and licenses and insurance coverages of his business and they came over the next morning and completed the installation extremely fast. He gave a fantastic offer, and lifetime warranty coverage and will even come over and take down system when we replace the roof and place back up at no charge! His wife even saw some plants we had not put in the garden still sitting in containers, and offered and planted them in the spaces we wanted, just to help out. Very friendly, helpful, professional, extremely knowledgeable and even suggested adding Lakeland Electrics Surge Protector protection they provide to go along with the Lightning rods. Yes would have them again on any home anytime."

    David and Linda G. in November 2017

    AS
    McCalla, AL·

    Fixed Generator - Repair

    "James is thorough and goes out of his way to make sure the problems are fixed. he has the relationships with other Professionals to call if he has a question. He was prompt, followed up to make sure the generator was functioning properly and cleaned up the site when he left. I recommend him highly and will have him back as needs arise."

    Stewart J. in September 2020

    AT
    Tampa, FL·

    "They were able to get a technician to our office same day on a Friday . Phones were fixed and we were back in business. Excellent Service!"

    Grace P. in April 2021

    TK

    In business since 1985

    Vincent, AL·

    Commercial electrical, Industrial electrical, Mobile home services , and 2 more

    About us: "We offer over 40 years of experience in the electrical industry. We offer industrial, commercial, and residential work for larger projects like panel upgrades and electrical for additions and remodel and variety of other jobs. We’re committed to providing a personalized service for each individual project we take on & look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    The Home Depot - Generators Logo

    In business since 2003

    Atlanta, GA·

    Portable Generator - Install, Fixed Generator - Install

    About us: "Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference."

    BT

    In business since 2019

    Birmingham, AL·

    Cloud Surveillance Systems, Phone (VoIP/Cloud), Electrical , and 6 more

    About us: "BTS Technologies is a premier provider of secure cloud solutions to businesses. We provide the best in CCTV, Phones, and Computing via creative use of cloud applications to meet our customers' needs. Found in 1976, BTS has endeavored to change the face of business communications and leverage technology to vastly improve profits while providing deeper insight into employees and processes via advanced reporting and decades of business experience."

    BE

    In business since 2008

    Tuscaloosa, AL·

    Security system installations, Electrical system installations

    About us: "Black Electrical Contractors is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    RE

    In business since 2023

    Covington, LA·

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    Jones Electrical Contractors, LLC Logo
    Birmingham, AL·

    Electrical

    "Percy was great to work with and he is very professional. Very pleased with his work."

    Mike P. in May 2023

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Birmingham, Alabama Average
    $308
  • Typical Range
    $165 - $487
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $900

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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Birmingham Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 194 reviews of 194 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Birmingham, AL

  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 02/06/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I need a fan with a light in my shower.
  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need my ring doorbell Installed
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    Date: 02/04/24
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    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need lights to come on outside of the house
  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
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    Date: 02/01/24
    Storage Materials Desired: Towel Warmer
    Location: Home
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  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 01/31/24
    Nature of Project: Plush
    Location: Home
    Comment: Fix outlets in my home
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    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We would like a few plugs installed asap
  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need to run power to backyard shed
  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We just moved in to a new home and the box eeds rewiring the electric work but some wires are loose and my cause a fire we r looking for someone reasonable to repair the box
  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 01/30/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Comment: I have an issue with the light pole
  • Project Location: Birmingham, AL
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
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