When you want to get an electrical outlet changed or upgraded, it helps to have a good ballpark knowledge of how much you’ll need to pay. That way you can compare quotes more easily.
Here are the current average electricians’ charges to change outlets .
Standard 120 volt, 15 amp (outlet only) — $3-$5.
The charge for an old-school two-prong 120 volt outlet will be less than for a grounded three-prong outlet. However, it’s well worth spending the extra money for a grounded outlet, which is much safer.
120 volt with two USB charger ports — $13-$20.
This type of outlet adds convenience. Electronic devices – like phones, tablets, or laptops – are a fact of modern life, and all of them have to be recharged regularly. With this type of outlet, you can easily plug your device into the USB port for recharging.
More powerful 250, 240, or 220 volt — $10-$20.
Many large electrical appliances, such as window air conditioners or stoves,draw a lot of electric power. That’s why they need their own dedicated outlet– one that is more powerful than 120 volts. The 250 volt is the type most commonly used today.
Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacle– $7-$25.
For safety’s sake, GFCI receptacles are required outdoors and in locations close to water (bathroom, kitchen countertop, laundry room, etc.). If they sense the presence of moisture, these outlets will activate a breaker trip to prevent electric shock.