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    RE
    Arlington, WA·

    Electrical

    "Had a small project for installing 2 pendant lights above kitchen island. Came to provide estimate, then scheduled and completed job quickly. Prompt, courteous, and great job. Will hire again and definitely recommend to others. Thank you Karl!"

    Kim M. in February 2015

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

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

    "They actually called me to follow up on my online request. Rare, in my experience, for electricians on small repair jobs. When I responded several days later, they set up an appointment and reminded me of the service charge. Alice arrived on time, I showed her the problem fixture. She carefully checked out the fixture, showed me some potential future problems with it, then told me the ballast had failed, which I suspected. She installed a new ballast and the fixture works. VERY pleased!"

    Wayne F. in September 2016

    OS
    Marysville, WA·

    Electrical

    "I was told by The Geek Squad to install on electric outlet above my fireplace to install a 55 inch flat screen television. I looked online for an electrical contractor in my area and was recommended to 3 contractors. I filled out my name, address, email address and phone number and as soon as I was investigating the On Site Electric LLC, I received a phone call from Scott Larsen who advised of the costs and was here the next day. He and his apprentice took only an hour of labor to get me set up with a new outlet, they were very professional and very thorough. The job was done to better than my expectation. I give them a 5 thumbs up."

    Susan J. in June 2013

    VE
    Mount Vernon, WA·

    Panel Upgrades, EV Charging Stations, Building Automation

    "They are eager to please and very responsive."

    Mark M. in February 2022

    Barron Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Logo
    Ferndale, WA·

    Generators

    "Very good customer service."

    Todd B. in January 2024

    LR

    In business since 2023

    About us: "We offer over 5 years of experience in the electrical industry. We take on a wide range of electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring and panel upgrades and a 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."

    Mauro Electric, Inc. Logo
    Bothel, WA·

    Electrical, Electrical

    "Found the problem quickly and fixed it."

    john T. in January 2024

    Efficient Communication Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Auburn, WA·

    IT - Networking - Install & Service, Fiber Optic Cabling - Install & Repair, Voice & Data Cabling - Install & Repair , and 2 more

    "They provided an accurate quote, were on time and did everything we needed them to do. What more could you ask for? On top of that, they made recommendations that saved us a lot of money and spent a little extra time upgrading some of our existing wiring so that we got the best quality install. The entire experience was great and easy and I feel like we made the right choice going with them for our job. If we ever have anything like it in the future they will be the first people we call!"

    Paul D. in September 2018

    CE

    In business since 1989

    SILVANA, WA·

    About us: "We are 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"

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Arlington, Washington Average
    $399
  • Typical Range
    $201 - $650
  • 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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Arlington Electricians are rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 1673 reviews of 1673 pros.

The HomeAdvisor Community Rating is an overall rating based on verified reviews and feedback from our community of homeowners that have been connected with service professionals. See individual business pages for full, detailed reviews.


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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Arlington, WA

  • Project Location: Arlington, WA
    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: Arlington, WA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: electrical short on a 5th wheel RV
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    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Arlington, WA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Need a sub panel; need a 50 amp rv connection; need a breaker circuit checked for a short. would like a generator connection.
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    Date: 01/26/24
    Storage Materials Desired: Shower Enclosure
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: off grid cabin
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    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Adding an EV charger to the house.
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    Date: 01/12/24
    Location: Home
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