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    LC
    Somerdale, NJ·

    Electrical Baseboard or Wall Heater Installation, Attic Whole House Fan Installation, Electrical for New Home Or Addition

    "I was expecting company from out of town and really wanted the light fixtures changed in my home. Carlos came out on short notice which I really appreciated. The price was great and he will be coming out this week to install more lights and a bathroom vent. I now have a reliable electrician I can call. Thank you."

    Stacey A. in October 2011

    UM
    Philadelphia, PA·

    New Brick fronts, Stone Restoration

    "Total removal of front stucco wall and rebuild with brick plus installation of new cornice, steps, door. Workers among the most professional I have had and the result is fantastic. Very high quality workmanship. Not cheap but "value" is more than price alone. Also, John provided support when we were not home and a PECO workman almost caused a fire -- he fought (successfully) to have them fix the problem with their wires which would have affected our house. Liked the work so much, I had them do another job right away rebuilding back steps and lowering crawl space in basement. Quickly done and great job. Good guy. Highly recommend."

    Tom S. in September 2017

    Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical Logo
    Woodbury, NJ·

    Installation and Replacement, Heating and Cooling, Service and Repair , and 2 more

    "Woke up with no heat! Right before Christmas! Harris responded instantly and sent out someone to check the problem. Due to incorrect installation, rain had gotten into the improperly sealed roof vents, which in turned fried the transformer, inducer and circuit board. They were at my place bright and early the next morning installing a brand new furnace, more efficient and quieter, with a 10 year warranty. Arranged financing and were finished by 3pm. Everyone from my first phone call to the last service tech was professional, polite, knowledgeable and all around pleasant and really nice people. They will be my go to for heating, AC, plumbing and electrical from here on in. Glad I found them!"

    Kathleen O. in December 2023

    Hammerhead Construction Logo

    In business since 2014

    Philadelphia, PA·

    Concrete, Bathroom Remodels

    About us: "We have the experience and we are committed to providing quality workmanship and superior customer service on all our applications. We at Hammerhead Construction strive to maintain our reputation as a high quality, very service oriented company with our main focus being customer satisfaction."

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Camden, New Jersey Average
    $362
  • Typical Range
    $250 - $750
  • Low End - High End
    $95 - $1,000

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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Camden Electricians are rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 371 reviews of 371 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Camden, NJ

  • Project Location: Camden, NJ
    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: Camden, NJ
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Good home some light flickering one room in basement don't work
  • Project Location: Camden, NJ
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: So I have a duplex that I need them to have there own electrical meter they have individual panels I just need them separated for the electric company
  • Project Location: Camden, NJ
    Date: 01/30/24
    Type of Generator: Whole home/standby generator
    Repair Description: Won't start
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Generator Repair and Its not Turning On.
  • Project Location: Camden, NJ
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need my outside meter box checked
  • Project Location: Camden, NJ
    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Camden, NJ
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Camden, NJ
    Date: 01/14/24
    Nature of Project: Shag
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need a new panel and breaker box went bad

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