Compare Quotes from Electricians
Get Quotes Now

Electricians in Detroit, MI

Find local pros

How It Works

  1. Answer a few questions about your home project.
  2. Within seconds, get matched with top-rated local pros.
  3. Compare quotes and choose the best pro for the job.

Service Pros

    Rylex Corporation Logo
    Southfield, MI·

    Running new or removing old cable lines for tv services, TV Mounts

    "I would do business with this company again and again"

    Sheila G. in November 2021

    MU

    "He kept me informed every step of the way."

    Karla Michele N. in November 2022

    DE
    Troy, MI·

    Electrical

    "On time. Courteous. They took care of all of the minor problems we asked for."

    Kathleen S. in December 2019

    AE
    Belleville, MI·

    TBD

    "Matt and his crew were very prompt and worked together well, i had them replace my older main panel and sub with a new larger one and relocate at the same time. on top of that i had them wire a backup generator outlet, new ac breaker box outside and a new outlet for my sump pump and a whole house surge protector. they were nice enough to also run some new wire for me in case i want to add a few more circuits. they were on time at 9am to start and put in the extra effort to get it all done in one day and were out the door shortly after 6pm. the price for all that work was a little less than i expected and glad we had the work done. great quality, clean install and would hire again!"

    brian B. in May 2020

    EC

    "Emanuel was a very professional Master electrician that made us feel comfortable with the installation of our Tesla car charger. He was prompt and did the job in a timely manner"

    Adrian J. in May 2023

    A5 Electrical Contracting, Inc. Logo
    China, MI·

    Electrical Wiring, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Panel Upgrade

    "They were on time & made sure all light fixtures was working my neighbor is going to use them were nice & pleasant Thanks Guys"

    Tracy M. in April 2016

    Mr. Electric Logo
    Clinton Township, MI·

    Fixed Generator - Repair, Fixed Generator - Install, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - For Business - Materials Not Provided , and 2 more

    "Would hire them again."

    Donna J. in November 2019

    Cups PC'S & Networking Logo
    Redford, MI·

    Computer Trouble Shooting and Repair, Computer Networking and Wireless Routers

    "Chris is very knowledgeable in his field of expertise. He knows what he is doing and what works best. There were some hiccups during the installation process (it was a very complicated and extended setup) but he figured out all the issues and got it all working for us. Highly recommend anyone looking for any network setup, at home or your business. He does a very professional and thorough job at a very reasonable price."

    Insia H. in March 2022

    ITW Electrical Contractors, PLLC Logo
    Taylor, MI·

    Electrical for Remodels and Additions, Panel and Wiring Upgrades

    "Jj serviced my house 10 months ago. I needed minor additional work. I had to cancel on him due to covid. He remembered my issue and reached out once it was safe to operate. Very pleasant, punctual very affordable. I'm beyond impressed with his service. Highly recommended. Thanks J.j!!!"

    Paige H. in November 2020

    WE

    In business since 2010

    About us: "Woodward Electrical Services 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."

    Lighthouse Electrical Service Logo
    Ortonville, MI

    Residential wiring, New Construction, Electrical , and 2 more

    "Paul MacIntyre got back to me within minutes of putting in my request through HA. He was friendly and helpful in discussing my needs and arranging for the work to be done. Bailey arrived on time for a 6:30 am appointment, was helpful in planning out the lighting and did a terrific job installing the fixtures. I will use Lighthouse Electric again and happily refer others to them."

    Marc H. in January 2018

    Lakin Electric, LLC Logo
    Southgate, MI·

    Industrial Electrical Service & Installation, Commercial Electrical Service & Installation, Residential Electrical Service & Installation

    "I recommend him to everyone I know."

    Connie P. in March 2019

    Mister Sparky Logo
    Howell, MI·

    Switches / Outlets / Fixtures - Installation and Repair, Electrical Wiring and Panel Upgrades / Changeouts, Generator Installations and Repairs

    "Professional Efficient and friendly good work installed a switch and fixed a chandelier that was already hung thank you very much"

    Cheryl B. in September 2022

    NG

    In business since 2019

    About us: "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."

    All Pro Audio Video, LLC Logo
    New Haven, MI·

    Audio/ Visual Components Installation, Telephone System Installation and Repair, Computer Network Wiring Installation and Repair/Conceal

    "Chris is a knowledgeable resource and is clear, concise and really knows his business. He came up with better ideas for lower costs - really stepped outside the box to help! I'd recommend him anytime!"

    Mike D. in November 2018

    WE
    Farmington Hills, MI·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel

    "They did absolutely amazing job, we have our lights upgraded. They were in and out and they did great job. All questions were answered. They showed up early on the appointment. It was great working with Paul, will definitely have him in the future."

    Phil M. in December 2021

    Sector 7, LLC Logo
    Farmington Hills, MI·

    Commercial AV

    "When I had first reached out to them and it was after hours and left a message and Ben called back the next morning and in one hour, Ben and Kevin came in the door, assessed the mess with all the old wiring, presented their very fair estimate and the next day they here on time, completed the work on the estimate and all in proper working condition. Did I mention they were, ON TIME, and COMPLETED THE WORK without excuses Ben and Kevin exceeded, my approval, in the standards of excellent work ethics?"

    JoAnn S. in August 2020

    Technical Computing Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI·

    IT system maintenance, Computer Networking

    "I couldnâ t send emails from my Mac. They quickly fixed that and then any other questions or fixes I needed. I will definitely call them if our computers at our home or our company need repairs."

    Barbara M. in November 2022

    Sal's Electric Service Logo
    Mount Clemens, MI·

    Electrical

    "professional installation of light fixtures, switches"

    Richard R. in December 2022

    VT
    Huron Township, MI·

    HVAV, Electrical

    "They were awesome on time and a great estimate."

    Harriet T. in June 2019

    McWire Electric LLC Logo
    Eastpointe, MI·

    Electrical, Electrical service upgrades and repairs, EV chargers , and 1 more

    "They were very professional. They performed quality work. I would definitely recommend them to others."

    Taaliba U. in March 2023

    Tanner Vogras Logo
    Sterling Heights, MI·

    Doors & Windows

    "Tanner hung 21 framed art pieces in our office. He is a perfectionist. We are so happy with the end result. Great communication throughout the process. Highly motivated to provide quality service."

    Pamela R. in June 2021

    DE

    In business since 2003

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship, and complete customer satisfaction, from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large, or small the job. Call us today!"

    Metro Cinematics, LLC Logo
    St. Clair Shores, MI·

    Alarm and Security System Installation, Home Automation / Control 4, Residential and Commercial Computer Network Wiring , and 2 more

    "They were excellent. We had to install 7 televisions including four mounted to walls including one over a fireplace that had to be drilled into the dry-wall and routed downstairs. We had to also get an improved remote to manage the equipment which is in the basement but managed upstairs. So we had some sophisticated work that was needed. They connected the TVs, DVD/Blue-Ray Players, cable boxes/DVRs, paired remotes, mounted on walls, etc.... So it was A LOT of work and they did a great job. They cleaned up well after themselves as well. They were friendly and patient, hard working and professional. I would hire them again! We wanted to do speakers and a tuner throughout a few rooms in our house, but that became cost prohibitive. That was the only negative - prices escalated with everything, but that just might be the nature of the business as a lot of this equipment is expensive. I am not faulting them, but, as with all things, we just couldn't afford everything we wanted to do. But they did their work at what they estimated, took a little more time than expected, but they did that because they were committed to overcoming some obstacles and give us an excellent final product. I would recommend them and hire them again."

    Andrew S. in July 2015

    CE

    "The team from Cloverleaf was highly communicative and professional throughout the entire process. They were timely with their follow up, priced fairly and the work was impressive. The team was attentive to our home keeping clean and free of debris and cleaned everything up prior to their departure. I will use them again as my needs merit and would strongly recommend to family, friends and all others in search of high quality, cost competitive work from highly skilled professionals."

    Robert S. in October 2023

Showing 1-25 of 25 results

How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Detroit, Michigan Average
    $315
  • Typical Range
    $144 - $519
  • Low End - High End
    $81 - $900

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.

Top Electrical Projects

HomeAdvisor Community Rating

Overall Rating:

Detroit Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 775 reviews of 775 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.


Other Top Projects in Your Area

Other Cities in Michigan

If you're looking for Electrical Contractors that serve a different city in Michigan, here are some popular suggestions:

Find additional Michigan Electrical Contractors

Find Electrical Pros in Detroit, MI

HomeAdvisor: The nation's largest network of screened and rated pros.

Tell us about your project and we'll match you to the perfect pros.

Get Matched With Pros

Find Pros Nearby

Do you provide these professional services?

Find out how HomeAdvisor can help your business

See Local Demand

See Recent Leads

Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Detroit, MI

  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/03/23
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/03/23
    When would you like this request to be completed?: More than 2 weeks
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/03/23
    Electrical fixtures : Other
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for door bell. I need to be done this within two weeks for the doorbell to be fixed.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/03/23
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Electrical fixtures : Switches
    Comment: Kitchen outlets need to be replaced as well as 1 bedroom light switch needs repairing. I need all 3 in the kitchen replaced.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/03/23
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrical service. Need urgently.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/03/23
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: My back flood light stopped working. I need it to be repaired or replaced
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/03/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/02/23
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: Need a 660 square foot home rewire
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/02/23
    Do you have a programmable thermostat?: 4+ outlets
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Comment: Need an outlet installed for an over the range microwave; Replace replace light fixture wiring.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/02/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: 220 line for dryer
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/02/23
    Nature of Project: Shag
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: I have a lot of plugs that don’t work and they are not safe
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/02/23
    Do you have a programmable thermostat?: 4+ outlets
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: The lights have been flickering in the back bedroom and the living room and now there is no power upstairs
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/02/23
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: Need circuit breaker changed
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/01/23
    Electrical fixtures : Other
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician. My wife's hair blower was messed up.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/01/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Detached garage, breaker switch tripped.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 10/01/23
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 09/30/23
    Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 09/30/23
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician. I want someone to talk about about my project. and I have a lot of question regarding for this this for A/C wiring. I want this to be done ASAP.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 09/30/23
    Location: Home
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: Detroit, MI
    Date: 09/30/23
    Electrical fixtures : Switches
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need someone to do the job for electrician for switches. Also give me an estimates.

References Available
Tell us your zip code to view pricing & schedule
Tell us your location to view pricing & schedule
Choose your project to view pricing & schedule

Please enter valid zip.

Please choose a location.

We're sorry but the time you have chosen is no longer available.
Please select a new time below:
does not provide service to View pros who serve this zip
Enter a zip code to view which pros serve this zip.
There was an issue connecting to the server. Please try again or call Customer Service at 1-888-811-ANGI.
We're sorry but the time you have chosen is no longer available.
Please select a new time below:

Select your appointment type and time:

Final Step - Confirm Your Appointment:

Confirm your appointment with on , - Change


Required
Required
Required
Required
 
 
 

By clicking Confirm Appointment, you affirm you have read and agree to the HomeAdvisor Terms & Conditions, and you agree and authorize HomeAdvisor and its affiliates, and their networks of Service Professionals, to deliver marketing calls or texts using automated technology to the number you provided above regarding your project and other home services offers. Consent is not a condition of purchase.