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    Radiant Electric LLC Logo
    Polk City, IA·

    Electrician Services

    "I would recommend this company to anyone looking for an electrical project"

    Kevin C. in December 2023

    Integra Electrical Logo
    Indianola, IA·

    Exterior Light Installation, Panel and Wiring Upgrades and Replacement, Any and All of Your Residential and Commercial Electrical Needs! , and 2 more

    "It is true that they do charge to roll the truck to do your estimate, but they give you a variety of options. We presented our installer, Jonathan, with a smart ceiling fan and he took the challenge on head on while letting us ponder additional services. I would highly recommend Jonathan and Integra Electrical."

    Fawn L. in January 2021

    Ark Electrical Services, LLC Logo

    In business since 2023

    Waukee, IA·

    All your residential electrical needs!, Emergency service, Electrical remodel , and 2 more

    About us: "You can depend on us to provide a high quality service at a fair and honest price. We understand that the future of our business depends upon our reputation and that is why customer service is by far our highest priority. If you are looking for a professional you can trust, please call today to schedule a no-obligation estimate!"

    Home Plus Logo
    Linden, IA·

    "I needed my deck stairs repaired. This involved raising the top of the stairs up into place and engineering a beam system to support the. Ethan responded promptly and offered a solution at a reasonable price. Ethan is a hard worker, very efficient, and doesn't stop until the job is done, plus he is a nice guy. He is now on my go-to list for home maintenance."

    Mark B. in October 2023

    Magic Electric Logo
    Ogden, IA·

    Panel replacements and repairs., Specialized in working on old homes and tough projects., Electric , and 2 more

    "Fantastic to work with, well priced. Highly recommend."

    Lando M. in November 2023

    Custom Electrical Services, LLC Logo
    Clive, IA·

    Generator installation. Standby generator repair. Standby Generators, Residential electrical and Commercial Electrical, 24 Hour 7 Day a week Emergency Service , and 2 more

    "Mike was great. Timely, respectable and efficient. Explained the work necessary and the plan for repair. Afterwards reviewed the completed work. Will use again."

    Andrea S. in November 2015

    Mr. Electric of Central Iowa Logo
    Colfax, IA·

    Install Panel Upgrades, Install/Repair Electrical switches Outlets and Fixtures

    "The service rep who came to our job was very knowledgeable and skilled in what he did, which included the electrical work and some carpentry skills required to install a new range hood in an existing kitchen. Top notch."

    Kay & Bob W. in December 2019

    Bedwell Builders Logo
    St. Charles, IA·

    60+ years experience

    "they respond back very quickly. They take pride in their work."

    Nancy C. in April 2020


    In business since 2010

    Des Moines, IA·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade *, Ceiling and Bath Exhaust Fan - Installation *, Electrical Vehicle Charging Station - Installation * , and 1 more

    About us: "Platinum Electric Service, LLC., is a locally/owner/family run and operated company with over 10 years experience. We specialize in all facets of electrical work. We are extremely competitive and understand the value of building life long relationships with our customers. Workmanship guaranteed. Prompt reply to your request. Give us a call today."

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Des Moines, Iowa Average
  • Typical Range
    $214 - $735
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $1,600

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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Des Moines Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 296 reviews of 296 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 Des Moines, IA

  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: 3 outdoor flood lights that need repaired/installed.
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/12/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/11/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need some one to wire generator to the house so when power outrage occurs it will automatically power the house.
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/10/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: When switching the light switch I noticed the wire is outdated. Also I’ve been getting shocked by other light switches.
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/10/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Tree broken power line on house
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/08/24
    Location: Business
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Des Moines, IA
    Date: 01/07/24
    Location: Home
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Comment: My portable generator won't start

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