Home Service Job Cost Calculator

Cost to Install Sheetrock

Updated: May 2014

Cost to Install Sheetrockzip code   square feet*  
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Drywall Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade drywall. Quantity includes typical waste overage, sufficient material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
214 square feet$84.80$126.16
Drywall Labor
Direct labor expenses to install sheetrock. Includes planning, job equipment and material acquisition, area preparation, setup and cleanup.
3.0 hours$204.27$247.60
Drywall Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install sheetrock including: fasteners, seam tape and top compound.
200 square feet$31.84$34.48
Drywall Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: manual drywall hoist, drywall cutting and fabrication tools, auto loading drywall screw gun.

Totals - Cost to Install Sheetrock
200 square feet$352.79$451.74
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Install Sheetrock - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Install Sheetrock averages $1.76 - $2.26 per square foot* in 2014. This Sheetrock Installation cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor productivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Sheetrock Installation project:

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

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

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

NOTE: *Square footage input to the calculator should be the sum of the improved surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the improved surface area.

Sheetrock Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $1.76 - $2.26 per square foot* 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 Sheetrock Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Install Sheetrock - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Install Sheetrock - References

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