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    Pro Wire Electrical Services Logo
    Wilmington, NC·



    CHARLES R. in November 2023

    Justin Ryan Davis Logo

    In business since 2006

    Leland, NC·


    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."

    Viva Electric Enterprises, LLC Logo

    In business since 2017

    Wilmington, NC·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    About us: "Viva Electric, LLC has become a staple of professionalism and quality work electrical work for years. With many years of experience, there is no job too small or too complex for our crew. Call today to schedule an appointment!"

    Surf City, NC·


    "We needed an electrician for our inspection report results. Stan was the man! Everything from first contact to last contact all while being 5 hours was beyond our expectations. His quote outbid 4 others because he knew what needed to be done without cutting corners or up charging. Do not call anyone else! The best electrician EVER!!!"

    Heather G. in February 2022

    Wilmington, NC·

    Portable Generator - Repair

    "They were professional and thorough. They went out of there way to give us what we need. We would use them again."

    Raymond R. in November 2022


    In business since 1995

    Leland, NC·

    Residential electrician

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today! Estimates Fee $140"

    Leland, NC·

    "Reliable, dependable, and honest. Quality workmanship for a fair price. Excellent work, worth every penny."

    Terry J. in June 2023

    Wilmington, NC·

    OUTLETS, SWITCHES, Troubleshooting , and 2 more

    "If you are looking for the best electrian in the business, you must call THE ELECTRIC MAN! I worked with Frank. He truly is a master in his trade, on top of that he is such a professional and so knowledgeable and passionate about providing the most up to date codes for your safety. My family and I would highly recommend Frank! Trust me there is no other company that can provide such integrity and excellence !"

    Isabellla S. in January 2024


    In business since 2020

    Wilmington, NC·

    Low Voltage Electrical, Designer - Interior Lighting Plan

    About us: "R & T Electrical is a leader in providing our customers with the highest quality service in an honest, efficient, and professional way. Our pledge is to create successful relationships with our customers, employees and community by building trust, treating every project with the utmost integrity and exceeding expectations. We look forward to working with you!"

    Mid America Lightning Protection Logo
    Marshall, IL·

    Roof repair water proofing no electrical, Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

    "Mr. Jim Gorman who is the owner of the business called me back within a half hour of my email posting. He visited my home 3 days later, inspected things, and told me what the approximate cost would be. He and his helper then installed an entire lightning protection system on both my house and a back garage/storage area. He did things exactly as I wanted in every way. Also threw in a free weathervane which increased the beauty of my home. I would have no objection to recommending this gentleman and his company to anyone who is in need of a competently installed lightning protection system for their home/property. MID-AMERICA LIGHTNING RODS is one fine company run by a man who cares about doing good work according to the latest safety codes etc. Having lost my previous retirement home to lightning, it was very important to me to get this job done and quickly because the thunderstorm season is upon us and with the climate change, those storms are very wicked, especially here out in the country where i live!"

    Father Richard K. in May 2021

    Security Technology Group, Inc. Logo
    Virginia Beach, VA·

    Security Services, Security Services, Cloud-Based Keyless Access Control

    "They great to work with. They're very customer oriented and do everything they can to make their customers happy."

    Jeff V. in December 2022

    Cary, NC·

    General Electrical, Solar, EV Charger , and 7 more

    "Amazing job at an amazing price! They were able to come out and install the 14-50R receptacle for a Level 2 EV charger in my garage in under a week. Additionally, the job they did looks fantastic! I could not be happier with the work they did. Thanks a ton!!"

    Daniel M. in April 2022

    Lightning Defense, LLC (North Carolina) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "John Sherlock and his wife Corrine called within 1/2 hour of looking for Lightning Rod installers. He was available and was over to talk with us within one hour. He sent all his credentials and licenses and insurance coverages of his business and they came over the next morning and completed the installation extremely fast. He gave a fantastic offer, and lifetime warranty coverage and will even come over and take down system when we replace the roof and place back up at no charge! His wife even saw some plants we had not put in the garden still sitting in containers, and offered and planted them in the spaces we wanted, just to help out. Very friendly, helpful, professional, extremely knowledgeable and even suggested adding Lakeland Electrics Surge Protector protection they provide to go along with the Lightning rods. Yes would have them again on any home anytime."

    David and Linda G. in November 2017

    Mister Sparky of Wilmington Logo
    Wilmington, NC·

    Switches / Outlets / Fixtures - Installation and Repair, Ceiling Fan or Bath Exhaust Fan - Installation and Repair, Surge Protection , and 2 more

    "I had Mr. Sparky (Brad Gehrman) come to my hone as part of a first floor renovation. They moved several ceiling can lights and installed several new light fixtures. I also had them replace an underground cable for my landscaping. They came on time and stayed with the job until it was done. They also cleaned up after they were done and they did it all for a reasonable price. Great job all around. Highly recommend them to all."

    James D. in April 2019

    A+ Heating & Cooling - Electrical Logo
    Ocean Isle Beach, NC·

    HVAC, Electical

    "They quickly respond to my request for a quote which I received the same day, And the job was completed the very next day. An outside set of motion sensor lights had to be wired and installed. The technician, Scott did an excellent job. He reached out to builder representatives to determine the feasibility of the job, worked quickly, efficiency and left no mess. The project outcome was exactly as I had envisioned."

    Michele M. in November 2023

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Wilmington, North Carolina Average
  • Typical Range
    $145 - $420
  • Low End - High End
    $85 - $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.

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Wilmington Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 627 reviews of 627 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Wilmington, NC

  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 02/03/24
    Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
    Location: Home
    Comment: We need two lights installed over new kitchen island and a quote on running electric to the island.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Installing pool heat pump
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 02/02/24
    Services Needed: Move switches, fixtures or outlets
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need an exterior GFCI outlet installed.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I want to replace a ceiling light in one room and a ceiling fan in another room with la light/fan combo connected to dual switches (already in place).
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Doing a full remodel on a home. Need electrical upgrade possibly.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 01/29/24
    Services Needed: Move switches, fixtures or outlets
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 01/26/24
    Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
    Location: Home
    Comment: Seek to replace ceiling light in one room and ceiling fan in other room with light/fan combo connected to dual switches (already in place).
  • Project Location: Wilmington, NC
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need LED daytime running light replaced on 2019 Camaro ss

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