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    SS
    Lakewood, WA·

    lighting, electrical, panel changes , and 2 more

    "Excellent problem solvers for a tricky job."

    Diana M. in December 2023

    McCarthy Electric & Technologies, LLC Logo
    Lake Stevens, WA·

    Residential Electrical Services, Commercial Electrical Services, Residential Electrical Services

    "We had three separate (not scary) electrical problems that had been annoying us for some time. I posted on Angi's List that I was looking for an electrician, and McCarthy Electric responded promptly. We didn't have to wait very long at all for an appointment. Our electrician not only quickly fixed those annoying problems, two of them requiring some creative thinking, but he also had such a pleasant, respectful personality. I am thrilled with the outcome!"

    Ahava G. in September 2022

    WS
    Seattle, WA·

    Panel Upgrade, EV Charging Station, EV Charging Station , and 1 more

    "Punctual, professional and pleasant to work with. Scott listens well and explains technical issues and proposed solutions well. Plus he fully cleaned up after himself at the end. Heâ s my new â go-toâ electrician."

    Harvey W. in March 2024

    Smart Climate HVAC Logo
    Port Orchard, WA·

    HVAC, Upgrading/Updating Electrical service, HVAC , and 5 more

    "We are new homeowners in the area and had used Jasonâ s services at our previous home and heâ s always done great work. We had a gas issue we needed taken care of promptly and Jason was quick to respond and get to our residence to fix the issue. This day and age itâ s hard to find home services companies that are honest and provide quality work at a fair price. Jason and Smart Climate are one of those companies. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to any of my friends or family. Thanks Again Smart Climate!"

    Brian A. in November 2023

    In-House Electrical Services, Inc. Logo
    Everett, WA·

    Circuit Installation, Expert Problem Diagnosis and Repair, Panel/Fuse Box Replacement , and 2 more

    "They took the time to understand my simple (yet potentially confusing) project, as well as point out & explain other potential problems. Thanks!!"

    Doug T. in December 2011

    Schmidt Family Electric, LLC Logo
    Everett, WA·

    Electrical

    "They did what they said they would do for the agreed upon price even though the cost went higher than anticipated."

    Eric W. in October 2023

    Tripped Electric Logo
    Snohomish, WA·

    Electric

    "Tyler was above and beyond helpful in fixing multiple electrical problems at our home. He was very professional and knowledgeable and explained everything to us in a way that we could understand what needed to be done. I will be referring him to anyone that I know that needs a great electrician."

    Cindee J. in August 2022

    Harts Plumbers, Electricians, & HVAC Technicians Logo
    Tacoma, WA·

    Environmentally Conscious Replacment, Trenchless Sewer Repair, Residential & Commercial Plumbing , and 7 more

    "Very professional and helpfull staff over the phone."

    Kerry O. in September 2019

    Shelton Construction, LLC Logo
    Kent, WA·

    Sheetrock/drywall repair & renovation, Minor electrical, TV mounting, appliance installation etc. , and 2 more

    "Paul did a great job! He texted me daily with updates and finished before anticipated. Neighbors have commented on how great it looks! He also pays attention to details. I will absolutely use him in the future!"

    Laurie C. in February 2021

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Seattle, Washington Average
    $399
  • Typical Range
    $203 - $587
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,200

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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