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    Dedicated Electrical Services, LLC Logo
    Puyallup, WA·

    Electrical Services

    "Quick response, ogrest customer service, on time, job well done! I would highly recommend them for your electrical needs! Thanks !"

    Donna S. in July 2018

    PH
    Puyallup, WA·

    Service Calls, Remodeling, New Construction , and 2 more

    "Troy was very friendly and knowledgeable when he did his first walk through and estimate. All details were discussed and explained. He set up appointment with the PSE and the electric inspector."

    Kathy W. in April 2021

    SE
    Puyallup, WA·

    Electrical, New Construction, Panel upgrade

    "Very professional and knowledgeable. Did an awesome job."

    Michelle W. in January 2024

    Aqualine Plumbing, Electrical and Heating Logo
    Tukwila, WA·

    Plumbing, Electrical, Hvac , and 5 more

    "Thy was really professional and they give advices of my fireplace. They was on time. I'm really happy with this service"

    Laurie W. in December 2023

    First Choice Electrical, LLC Logo
    Federal Way, WA·

    Electrical, Solar, Generators

    "They were very prompt and they did the work in a timely manner."

    Robert G. in December 2019

    SS
    Lakewood, WA·

    lighting, electrical, panel changes , and 2 more

    "Performed excellent work at a reasonable price. Super professional and friendly. I have referred and will continue to refer them to others."

    Lydia R. in July 2022

    Smart Climate HVAC Logo
    Port Orchard, WA·

    HVAC, HVAC, Electrical Diagnosis, Electrical Panel Replacement & Upgrade

    "Dennis was awesome!!! I've ben remodeling my house and needed to add lights for my kitchen and living room as well as dedicated circuit for my stove. Denis gave great advice on where to put the ceiling lights to get the best results he was very professional and I'll definitely be calling him again for future projects"

    David C. in November 2023

    SE
    Auburn, WA·

    "Ryan and James was very knowledgeable and polite. They cleans up after themself. They passed inspection on the first attempt.. price was very affordable"

    Anthony J. in January 2024

    Shelton Construction, LLC Logo
    Kent, WA·

    Sheetrock/drywall repair & renovation, Minor electrical, TV mounting, appliance installation etc. , and 2 more

    "Paul was very nice, knew what he was doing, and charges an honest rate and hours. Would recommend his clean and tidy handy work."

    Timothy T. in May 2023

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How much do electrical outlet & switch services typically cost?

  • Auburn, Washington Average
    $399
  • Typical Range
    $184 - $655
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,200

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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Auburn Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 2026 reviews of 2026 pros.

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    • Project Location: Auburn, WA
      Date: 01/31/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: After Puget Sound Engergy had a few power outages in our area, my 3 bedroom lights flicker. We have stopped using the overhead lights and are now just using lamps in the bedrooms.
    • Project Location: Auburn, WA
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need one motion detector moved to another location, a new motion detector installed in the old location, installation of a yard light, and troubleshoot the 120 volt power to the pond. lI have two motion detectors and the yard light.
    • Project Location: Auburn, WA
      Date: 01/24/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Auburn, WA
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for customer need a electrician just to fix the switch in his home and he need service asap and he said repairing of electrical problem.
    • Project Location: Auburn, WA
      Date: 01/13/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need replacement gfic socket installed asap
    • Project Location: Auburn, WA
      Date: 01/09/24
      Location: Home
      Services Needed: Replace old fixture
      Electrical fixtures : Interior - ceiling
      Comment: We have a chandelier hanging from our ceiling in our foyer area in which the bulbs burnt out. The chandelier is about 15-16' high and we don't have an a-frame ladder tall enough to reach it. We need someone who could bring a ladder tall enough and replace the bulbs for us. I'm not sure what type of bulbs it uses which is another challenge so if there's someone who knows the standard sizes for this kind of product that would be ideal.

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