Electrician - hourly rates

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Saturday 2 February 2008 2.27pm
Out of interest, how much have SE1ers paid or would expect to pay hourly for an electrician???
Monday 4 February 2008 8.38am
Haven't used one locally, but maybe 30 an hour. If he (or she) is working directly for you rather than being sourced through their employer, less. From what I know, electricians make about 25-30K a year, which may help you spec an hourly rate.
Tuesday 5 February 2008 1.00pm
You are kidding...
Tuesday 5 February 2008 1.25pm
You're saying more or less...?
Tuesday 5 February 2008 1.33pm
I have seen 80 per hour and 60 and hour (for the 1st 2 hours) - so 30 an hour is very cheap!
Tuesday 5 February 2008 8.44pm
It would be interesting to see how much of that actually goes to the electrician. Where my parents live, qualified electricians are paid (I think) 10.21 an hour, though obviously their charge-out rate is significantly higher.
Tuesday 5 February 2008 10.09pm
All of the 60 quoted goes to the electrician
Tuesday 5 February 2008 10.17pm
London prices, eh?
Thursday 7 February 2008 11.29am
We had electricians come in to fit a new heating system, and they charged just under 1500 for five days work. There were two of them most of the time, but not all the work needed a qualified electrician, so 60/hour sounds about right for proper skilled eletrical work.

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