Cost to Install a Stairway

Updated: August 2015

Stairway Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Linear Feet
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Stairway Labor
Direct labor to install stairway. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
62.9 hours$1,790.44$4,278.72
Stairway Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install stairway including: fasteners, connectors, surface preparation and finishing materials.
25 Linear Feet$307.62$353.68
Stairway Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pneumatic finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, 3 1/4" electric planer.
 $54.38$78.38

Totals - Cost to Install Stairway - 25 Linear Feet $2,152.43$4,710.77
Average Cost Per Linear Foot  $86.10$188.43

Get an INSTANT estimate of the cost to Install a Stairway! Our free calculator uses recent, trusted data to estimate costs for your Stairway Installation project. For a basic 25 linear feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Stairway ranges between $86.10 - $188.43 per linear foot.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

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

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


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Cost to Install a Stairway - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Stairway Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Stairway Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Stairway Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Stairway - References


Stairway Installation - Average Cost Per Linear Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price 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 Stairway Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.


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