Professional electricians are among the busiest of the building trade pros, for the simple reason that most homeowners are slightly nervous about electricity and would rather call a pro than try to tackle such work themselves. And generally speaking, this is a good investment, since a qualified electrician will do the job right and can probably do it a lot faster than you can. But to avoid unpleasant surprises, it’s important to know something about the costs of professional help.
Understanding Electrician Labor Costs
Professional electricians usually charge between $141 to $419 depending on where you live and the skill level of the electrician who does your work.
It can be difficult to book an electrician to perform a single small job since there is little profit margin in it. Where possible, it makes sense to have the electrician complete a number of tasks in the same service call, which will let you get the most out of the service call-out fee. Having a group of light fixtures installed, for example, is more cost-effective on a per-fixture basis than having a single light fixture installed.
Source: The Spruce