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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to have an outlet installed?

If you plan on hiring a professional electrician to install an outlet, expect to pay $75 to $500, or an average of $210. But for an accurate cost estimate, you need to contact a few electrical outlet installers near you.

The light switch and outlet types may impact your cost. The location of the outlet also matters, as the electrician may have to route additional wiring and may not have access to existing wiring. If you need the outlet childproofed, this may also cost more.

Read our cost guide, “How much do switch and outlet installation cost?

Do I need an electrician to add an outlet?

Generally, this is a job best left to a licensed professional. A licensed electrician will be able to install your outlet using the most up-to-date code practices. If you need any permits to perform the install, the electrician should also be able to obtain them for you.

Do I need a permit to install GFCI outlets?

Depending on where you live, you likely need a permit to install GFCI outlets. When in doubt, get in contact with your local government, and ask a licensed electrician to perform your electrical work.

Reviews for Washington electrical outlet installers
Genifer S.
We used Olman Electric to install a new outlet for a washer we recently purchased. They did a great job! The outlet installed looks like it was originally here (the white outlet in the picture). They also installed a new breaker. We will definitely use Olman Electric again.
Olman Home Improvement.Olman Home Improvement.
Dan O.
These guys did a great job installing two new electrical outlets. Very responsive and thorough.
Dmv Electric ServiceDmv Electric Service
Kevin L.
Rocha installed electric outlet behind my TV. Reasonablr price compare to other pros. Will definitely hire him for any future electric work
Rocha Electrical service LLCRocha Electrical service LLC
Kenneth M.
Victor responded quickly and was able to do the job within a day. He installed 2 exterior outlets and an interior outlet for a very reasonable price. Will definitely use him for future electrical work!
Carolina handyman sevCarolina handyman sev
Michael B.
Dani was very responsive and did great work installing two electrical outlets for me. Everything looks good and works great!
Stephanie K.
Excellent experience with Marikal Electric installing an additional power outlet. The work quality was great, and the service was prompt, professional and quick. Highly recommended
Marikal ElectricMarikal Electric
Lee M.
We hired Max to install a 240V outlet for an electric stove. He was very professional, answered all of my questions, and did a great job.
Max ElectricMax Electric
Tony S.
Terrance install 2 electrical outlets in two difficult places. Previous electricians tried to over charge me. I’m thankful for Terrance’s desire to provide affordable and quality services.
Eta ElectricEta Electric
Adaeze E.
Frank, did a great job with installing electric outlets in our home. I was impressed with how thorough and clean his work was. He will be our go to electrician from now on.
A&D Electrical Services LLCA&D Electrical Services LLC
Don M.
We had Reliable Electric install an outside outlet and a ceiling fan on our front porch. They were extremely responsive in both providing on on-site estimate and then doing the actual work. They stayed until the project was completed and cleaned up afterwards. We would be glad to rely on Reliable Electric for any future work we need done.
Reliable Electric LLCReliable Electric LLC
Jack W.
Mr. Vance performed an exceptional job. He kindly explained what he was doing. Moreover, he diagnosed and replaced an unsafe condition from a prior owner’s poor do-it-yourself job. Not only did Mr. Vance complete the requested work, but he spent a little extra time replacing the unsafe amateur electrical work. I highly recommend Mr. Vance. As shown in the pictures, Mr. Vance installed an additional wall outlet and replaced an improperly grounded, non-GFCI outlet with a properly wired, safe outlet.
Vance ElectricVance Electric
Kyle m.
Angel came within an hour to give me a very fair estimate and came the very next morning to do the job. Great work, solved all my electrical issues (installing an outlet, fixing grounding issues, fixing GFCI plugs, etc). I would not hesitate to hire this guy again! Very pleased with the quality, price, and efficiency.
JMJ Electrical Services LLCJMJ Electrical Services LLC
Sophie P.
Sohiab is a brilliant and kind electrician. He has always shocked us (no pun intended) with how quickly he fixes and sets up electrical projects in our home. We have hired him for a variety of things from installing recessed lights to fixing our Nest and kitchen outlets. He is very reasonable and honest with his rates. He is prone to rescheduling and sometimes we have to ask him when/what time he is coming, but once he does arrive, we are always extremely happy with our results. We will keep hiring him as electrical issues pop up in our home.
Wadi Electric CoWadi Electric Co
Carl B.
What a horrible experience with this so called "pro". 1) Mike never shows up for the first appointment because he says his storage unit got broken into. Okay, weird, but okay. 2) Shows up a different day, has to use my hammer, charges me over double what the Thumbtack quote was. That sucks, but eh what can you do? 3) He installed three plugs, one outside and two inside. When I check them later after he left the two inside plugs didn't work at all and the outside one was not correctly installed. 4) Try to resolve through thumbtack and get the horrible text below and him being non-responsive through the resolution process. 5) Hired Wilcox instead, they fixed the electric, noted he incorrectly wired both the outside and downstairs lights and didn't properly install/seal the electrical outlet outside. Electrical is something that I don't feel comfortable working with in my house, so I hired someone who had great reviews on here. It was unfortunate that his work was so horrible, but with the dangers inherent with faulty electrical work I would stay far away from this contractor.
MaGarrett PowerMaGarrett Power
Lisa G.
This is my first experience working with DMV construction and it won't be my last! Lee has went above and beyond, from coming to my home to provide an in-person estimate, to the electrical work he performed, and his professionalism throughout. I thought that the prices to install two ceiling fan/light fixtures and a new outlet was very fair. He was even amenable to do additional work that I had not mentioned during his initial estimate. I am very happy with the final results and look forward to using DMV Construction again for outdoor upgrades in the spring/summer.
DMV ConstructionDMV Construction
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