Home Service Job Cost Calculator

Cost to Dig a Post Hole

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Dig a Post Holezip code   holes 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Hole Labor
Direct labor expenses to dig post hole.
3.0 hours$106.50$159.75
Hole Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 2hp 8" diameter, 48" deep post hole digger.

Totals - Cost to Dig Post Hole
1 hole$136.50$208.50
Average cost
per hole

Cost to Dig a Post Hole - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Dig a Post Hole averages $136.50 - $208.50 per hole in 2014. This Post Hole Digging cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Post Hole Digging project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "items" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

Post Hole Digging - Average Cost Per Hole

Expect to pay in the high end of the $136.50 - $208.50 per hole range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Post Hole Digging: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Dig a Post Hole - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Dig a Post Hole - References

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