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    Kiehl Electric Logo
    Burlington, VT·

    Electrical, EV (car chargers) installation, All areas of residential and commercial electrical work.

    "JD was professional and finished the work in a timely manner. He ensured that we were up to code by grounding our gas fireplace as well as installed wiring and ceiling lights."

    Carol M. in May 2021

    Milton, VT·

    Roofing & Gutters - Residential and Commercial, Electrical, Doors & Windows , and 3 more

    "Totally professional. Tim finished the job in half the estimated time at nearly half the estimated price. Add to that the fact he was courteous and friendly. I will hire him in the future and highly recommend you do as well!"

    James F. in October 2019

    Smith & McClain Electrical Logo
    North Ferrisburgh, VT·


    "I have used Smith & McClain for several building projects. They are wonderful. The Electrical division is incredible, and they have done many projects for us, from re-installing outdoor lines after storm damage, installing updated fixtures, and running new lines and updating fixtures in my brand new sugar shack. Their electrical division also easily installed an updated outdoor breaker for a new hot tub, with no impacts inside the house. Collin is a great person to work with and will easily address any needs you might have. I highly recommend them for any job, large or small."

    Jeff H. in April 2023

    Michael J. Electric Logo
    Hinesburg, VT·

    Electrical Install for Renovation or New Build, Panel Upgrades, Repair and Install Switches and Outlets

    "Mike Trombley came out to the house and gave us an estimate. He was very courteous. He called to say he was running late and would arrive within 30 minutes. He has not done the work as yet because we are awaiting word on the gas hookup and the fireplace installation, but we will be calling him within a couple weeks to schedule. Thanks so much for your expert help in finding us a qualified, person. We will let you know about quality, cleanliness, and value as soon as the job is done."

    Kathleen T. in November 2006

    Fairfax, VT·

    Electrical Installs, Electrical Repairs

    "Gordie did a great job fixing the broken outlet in my garage. He came over very soon after we first spoke and examined the existing outlet and agreed that it needed to be replaced. He returned the following day, just when he said he would and got to work. In 15 minutes, the outlet was replaced. I'm very happy with the rapidity of the response and the quality of the work."

    Mitch M. in August 2021

    Williston, VT·

    Exterior Building Lighting - Install or Replace, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade , and 2 more

    "He was on time,sized up the situation very quickly and got us up and running within minutes! He was personable,and I highly recommend him ! This was my first time using Home Advisor and it turned out better than I hoped for....Thanks to all!"

    Hong Y. in August 2019

    Current Electric, Inc. Logo

    "I needed someone fairly quick with a faulty outlet. I was contacted within an hour of reaching out to Current Electric. We discussed the problem and was able to set up the service quickly. They were there at the exact time that was agreed upon. The problem was fixed and area was cleaned and all appliances were plugged in. Thank you for the awesome service!"

    Karen K. in March 2023

    Jeffersonville, VT·

    electrical, eco friendly, solar

    "I will use him again."

    Monica C. in March 2023

    Apex Electric Logo
    Williston, VT·

    Switch-Outs, Electrical Installs, Panel Upgrades

    "Prompt service, clear communication, explained the job and price and cleaned up afterward. Would absolutely hire again."

    Nancy L. in October 2022

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Burlington, Vermont Average
  • Typical Range
    $208 - $595
  • Low End - High End
    $110 - $1,100

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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Burlington Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 101 reviews of 101 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 Burlington, VT

  • Project Location: Burlington, VT
    Date: 05/15/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Burlington, VT
    Date: 05/08/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Supports 220v or 240v load: No
    Property type:: Single Family
    Comment: I would like a charging station installed in my garage. The wiring will need updating.
  • Project Location: Burlington, VT
    Date: 05/03/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Burlington, VT
    Date: 04/28/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Comment: I need power ran to the basement for a water heater

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