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    LC

    "Lobo Roofing Company completed my roof in a timely manner, clean-up was done in a professional manner. The owner is professional and cares about his customers and work."

    Marlene G. in December 2023

    JE
    Albuquerque, NM·

    Electrical Services - Residential & Commercial

    "Juan did excellent work with helping me get a couple outlets replaced. He worked fast and was very helpful. I will definitely be using JMG Electric for future services as well!"

    Kimberlie S. in October 2023

    TS
    Albuquerque, NM·

    Electrical

    "Mike had good options for me to consider and was patient with me when making them. In the end I couldn't be happier with his work and knowledge. Fixture in dining room looks Fantastic!"

    Raul C. in December 2020

    HD
    Albuquerque, NM·

    Electrical troubleshooting & repairs, LED Lighting upgrades, Service upgrades , and 2 more

    "Excellent service, excellent price, very professional!. Highly recommend."

    Richard S. in April 2024

    A.K.A Electric Logo
    Belen, NM·

    Electrical

    "I would recommend him for small electrical work in a residential setting."

    steve V. in December 2016

    Schmidt Electrical Contracting Logo
    Albuquerque, NM·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets and Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Troubleshooting and Repair - Residential or Commercial, Electrical Wiring, Remodel Work and Additions

    "I was especially impressed by their instant response to my inquiry. They were not only prompt, efficient and knowledgeable but also polite, caring and reassuring. These are people who go beyond any expectation. Supreme professionals!"

    Sherrie B. in December 2014

    XS

    Residential, Electrical, Commercial , and 1 more

    "Great service, reliable and good price. I would totally recommend to friends and family"

    Sandra S. in October 2023

    PT
    Albuquerque, NM·

    Electrical Wiring,residential & commercial, Troubleshooting,additions, ref.air, hot tubs, lighting, Panel Upgrades

    "Danny was pleasant, proficient and totally professional. Changed electrical switches, and outlets in a very timely manner. Great job! They will be my electrician from now on."

    Jack M. in December 2015

    KC

    "Diagnosed and repaired a bad breaker. Got power to my outlets again! Professional and personable."

    Thomas H. in March 2024

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico Average
    $227
  • Typical Range
    $111 - $344
  • Low End - High End
    $70 - $650

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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    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: 20ft living room fan
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 02/03/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: We are having some landscaping down in your backyard this month and we need to have an electrical outlet installed on the exterior of our house.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Looking to install a new outlet.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/31/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Electrician. The light in my living room won't turn on.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/31/24
      Services Needed: Move switches, fixtures or outlets
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for ceiling chandelier has a short on one of the bulb , it pops and burn out, would like to have assistance and recommendations.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: A 18ft high ceiling fan.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: My handyman and I think an electrician is needed for this work. It involves a blown flus and numerous outlets affected.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: add switch for ceiling fan. add switch for driveway light
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/28/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: power in one bedroom out, rest of house fine, breaker not tripped
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/27/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Currently getting a new flat roof, during the process part of our power to our house does not work anymore.
    • Project Location: Albuquerque, NM
      Date: 01/27/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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