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    Green Electric Solutions Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Electrical, Solar

    "Project was done on time, good customer service, quality work. Michael was our electrician and he took care of several tasks for us - installed a chandelier in a 20 ft ceiling, installed two outside light fixtures, disconnected our old spa, and installed the electrical box and fixture for a front porch light. The latter task was much more of a challenge than expected due to the inexplicable presence of 6 stacked 2x4's in the wall right where the light was to be installed. Michael drilled through them to run the wire with minimal damage to the wall, and did a rough patch for us when he was done. And he still honored the original estimate even with the extra work. I'd definitely hire them again."

    Matthew C. in October 2018

    Solartech4U Inc. Logo
    Oceanside, CA·

    Solar repairs, Electrical, Solar Electric ON-GRID - Design, Repair and Installation , and 9 more

    "Miroslav was phenomenal and, if you are considering an electrician, look no further. He was very communicative and willing to answer all of my questions prior to arrival. He showed up to my house a little early for my appointment, which to me, means he was on time. His workmanship was top notch - paid attention to detail and even went as far as patching up the drywall that needed to be removed to complete the install of my Tesla Home Charger. Miro was a gentleman and thoroughly professional. His number is now stored in my phone and I will now use him whenever the need arises. 5 stars!!!"

    Ronnie S. in December 2023

    TNT Electric Logo
    Oceanside, CA·

    Electrical, Electrical Charging Stations

    "Tien cares deeply about his work and clients. Heâ s fair with pricing and goes above and beyond to meet customer needs. I really appreciated how he did not try to convince us to invest in unnecessary things or upsell us. He came to complete the exact job we asked for and did it perfectly. We look forward to working with him again!! Thank you so much Tien for installing our EV charger!!"

    Jasmine P. in November 2023

    Full Metal Electric Logo

    In business since 2023

    Pomona, CA·

    About us: "FULL METAL ELECTRIC 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."

    Escondido, CA·

    Lighting Design Specialist, Ceiling / Bath Exhaust Fan - Install, Older homes--rewiring , and 2 more

    "I LOVED the work that Keith and his team did for me. It was so easy from start to finish. The entire team was professional, respectful, and communicative. They absolutely went above and beyond. I have an OLD house and the entire wiring needed to be redone. This seemed daunting and Keith not only walked through the whole process but even had amazing ideas for improving my current lighting situation. We replaced all the fans and lighting fixtures, added canned lights, provided updated switches that dim, added motion detectors for outside lighting, added a plug wherever I wanted and added a new heater/fan for the bathroom. Keith also outlined everything they were doing, the labor costs, and the cost of the materials so everything was so clear and there were no surprises. I am so happy with the results and truly am so appreciative. My house looks so great now!"

    Allyson F. in March 2021

    Green Earth Electric Logo
    Oceanside, CA·

    Electrical Panel Upgrade, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation, Backup power solutions

    "Prompt response and a neat installation of outlet for EV charging."

    Stephen L. in November 2021

    PhoneAll Inc Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Telephone System - Install or Upgrade - For Business

    "Family owned, $ run. Very personable and honest, will tell you all you need to know, they have been GREAT!!!!!"

    Molly O. in January 2022

    Sacramento, CA·

    Access Controls, Repairs, Business Telephone Systems , and 2 more

    "Carson, the front-end man, was very helpful and gave us DIY tips, which we did. When those tasks were accomplished - and failed, we then hired Telelink to repair our internal phone system. Baylor, the fix-it guy, was "johnny-on-the-spot," courteous, and efficient - a guy you feel you can trust to do a good job. Our gratitude for a job well done."

    JULIAN L. in January 2016

    Temecula, CA·

    Electrical Additions, Electrical Service, Interior/Exterior LED Lighting , and 2 more

    "I want to recommend this company to anyone who needs electrical work done. My tech Jeremy was outstanding. He went above and beyond to satisfy my needs. I needed an EV charger installed as I had just gotten an electric vehicle, he came out the same day and took care of it. I appreciate companies who stand by their word and boy did He. Thanks again Service One Electric. I will be recommending you guys to anyone who needs electrical work done."

    Pablo G. in February 2024

    Blues Electric Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Electric Services,

    "Very thorough, professional, and charge you fairly."

    clint P. in March 2023

    CoastDesign & Build, Inc. Logo

    In business since 2003

    San Diego, CA·

    Home Renovations, Kitchen Rennovations, Home Remodels

    About us: "Coastdesign & Build is a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. Our dedicated team of professionals have over 5 years of hands on experience, to provide innovative ideas and suggestions tailored to your projects. Our services are customized to your individual needs, paying close attention to the details of each project that we are involved with. Please feel free to contact us today!"

    Enterprise Electrical Services Logo
    Vista, CA·

    Panel Upgrade or T.I/Remodel - Install - For Business, Energy management of Lighting/HVAC, Smart thermostat installation(Ecobee&Pelican) - For Business, Tracing circuits, mapping/labelling panels and devices- For Business , and 6 more

    "I had Jason install wiring for a big screen TV, DVD player and the cable control box. The wiring had to be hidden in the walls. He did an incredible job and he did it quickly. Everything looks great and works great. He responded to my needs right away and his prices are very fair. I was impressed enough to give him my old TV set that was replaced. I will use him again when the time comes. No doubt about it."

    dennis B. in August 2020


    In business since 2020

    Canyon Lake, CA·

    Electrical, Ev Chargers, Electrical , and 1 more

    About us: "We can take on a wide range of residential and commercial electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring/panel upgrades, and a variety of other projects. We take pride in the quality of our work and our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    Palm Construction, Inc. Logo
    San Lorenzo, CA·


    "This job was to renovate my home in preparation to sell it in early March. It consisted of a kitchen and 3 bathroom upgrade, flooring and lighting fixture replacement, painting and removal of 3 popcorn ceilings. Beginning the second week of January, the entire job was completed within 6 weeks. When first hired, the principal of Palm Construction carefully tuned in to my specific needs and targeted timeframe, offering succinct suggestions respects colors, style and quality of products used. Specialists in each trade worked cohesively with each other, as well as alongside other contractors that I had personally hired separately for windows and pool replaster. Although I had intended to live in the property during the renovation, I quickly realized that my occupancy was impeding progress, so I made the decision to vacate the premises. This was especially important during the removal of popcorn ceilings which contained asbestos. The work moved seamlessly from the removal of kitchen counters, sink, cabinet doors, appliances and flooring to the demolition of 3 bathrooms. Timely mutual decisions were made about fixtures, mirrors, flooring, sinks, vanities, paint and hardware, allowing the job to progress steadily to reach very precise goals. Along the way, it was determined that the air ducts needed replacing and AC would be a welcome addition to the total job. These issues were discussed and explained clearly and quoted at a reasonable cost - so I decided to add the change orders. Although I had never been involved with a home renovation in the past, I was very impressed with the patience and care taken to communicate with me throughout the entire job. I was a demanding customer with an expectation of perfectionism and Palm Construction was up for the challenge. Beyond the scope of the original job, Palm went above and beyond with finishing touches and little extras here and there. They've come back to help me even after completion of the job, when I needed some additional retrofits for my appliance installation, which was not even part of the original job. I know that I can count on Palm Construction to be responsive and willing for anything that may come up in the future. I learned that they are a GC that you can totally trust and rely on. In summary, I am in awe of the completed work. My friends and neighbors are astonished with the transformation of my home. The end product is flawless and most impressive. My realtor has already offered Palm Construction opportunities for other jobs. My neighbors have asked for their contact information to get quotes. I highly recommend Palm Construction for your renovation work, whether it is a large or small job. During the 6 weeks of this job, I got to know the principal, Guy Yaakov, and his team. Despite the complexities of the job and the incidental issues that came up, the personal follow-through and attention paid to all questions and requests were taken care of expeditiously and professionally. I couldn't be happier, plus, I made a friend. Thanks, Guy!!!!"

    beverly A. in March 2020

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • San Marcos, California Average
  • Typical Range
    $195 - $617
  • Low End - High End
    $95 - $1,350

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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San Marcos Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1299 reviews of 1299 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in San Marcos, CA

  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Upgrade an Electrical Panel or Wiring EV charger
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need some help surge protecting my outlets outside that are not and need to have someone look at my electrical panel. When I run the microwave for 2:40+ or more the circuit breaker flips for the outlet. Just some random stuff like that. Thank you!
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: need 30 amp breakers replaced with 50 amp and need another breaker reset or whatever is needed
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Tesla Wall mount Charger Installation
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/23/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Supports 220v or 240v load: I don't know
    Already Purchased Station: No
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: EV charger
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/20/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/13/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: EV charger
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/10/24
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: I have a 2024 Hyundai Tucson plug in. It has a built in charger with max of 7.2kw. I need either a 32 amp circuit or possibly a 40 amp for future proofing: that depends on panel capacity and cost. I would like to get a cost estimate for installation as well as recommendation for EV charging station model.
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/10/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/09/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for
  • Project Location: San Marcos, CA
    Date: 01/07/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Comment: I need to replace my existing Blink charger with a Tesla charger.

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