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    CMC Service Experts Logo
    Clayton, NC·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Repair, Generic Installation , and 1 more

    "They did a great job."

    Benson G. in November 2018

    Bear Electrical Services, LLC Logo
    Clayton, NC·

    Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, generators, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair , and 2 more

    "Very professional and Top Quality service."

    Randy J. in April 2019

    M.R. Stoner Electric, Inc. Logo
    Sanford, NC·

    Attic Fans (NOT ROOF MOUNTED FANS), Electrical, Generac Home Standby Generator

    "They offered good suggestions and a fair estimate. The electrician did a perfect job with the installation."

    Chuck M. in October 2023

    Cape Fear Electrical Services, Inc. Logo
    Fayetteville, NC·

    Central A/C - Install, Repair and Service, Gas, Electric and Oil Furnaces-Install, Repair and Service

    "I would highly recommend them."

    Gayle R. in July 2016

    Daniel Mariscal Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    Recessed lighting, Panel upgrade, Remodeling and Repair , and 2 more

    "Daniel is excellent. His professional approach to installation of our dishwasher is greatly appreciated."

    Danold G. in December 2020

    FlexElectric LLC Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical Panel Upgrades, Electrical Panel Repairs, Electrical outlets, fixtures, and switches

    "Chad did a fantastic job with her electrical installation"

    April M. in November 2021

    BE
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical Wiring, Electrical Installs

    "Friendly and on time and honest I will definitely use them again for my electrical needs"

    Lynda C. in December 2017

    JH
    Raleigh, NC·

    Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "I needed to hang new light fixtures in a hall with two story ceilings and in a master bedroom as well. An Excellent job done by the guys. The only thing I did not like is $35 fee to come out and give an estimate."

    Stan K. in December 2019

    Harris Electrical Contractors LLC Logo
    Cary, NC·

    Residential electrical, Electrician, Commercial electrical

    "Got the job done quickly and efficiently. Very friendly, would hire again!"

    Stephanie W. in December 2023

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Cary, North Carolina Average
    $255
  • Typical Range
    $148 - $358
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $700

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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      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
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      Comment: Need a licensed electrician to install kitchen pendant lights as part of kitchen renovation.
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      Date: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Replacement of 2 light fixtures. One is outside and one is in my garage
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      Location: Home
      Comment: Need plug in bathroom and hook up to generator
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      Date: 01/28/24
      Nature of Project: Plush
      Location: Home
      Comment: I want to remove old under kitchen cabinet lighting and replace it with new under kitchen cabinet lighting. I also want to have a ceiling fan taken down in the master bedroom and replace it with a flush mounted ceiling light.
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      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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      Location: Home
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      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: Need a Foyer light fixture replaced in a two story foyer.
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      Date: 01/21/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I need to repair electrical switch for light fixture that does not always work (have to press switch inwards to make it work, not always successful). Replace fixture in staircase area in a high ceiling area.
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      Date: 01/20/24
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      Date: 01/17/24
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: Yes
      Comment: the breaker on the back is not resetting from the water heater
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      Date: 01/17/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Electrician to put in a ceiling fan and a wire an outlet to the outside.

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