Cost to Install a Wall Outlet

Updated: December 2016

Wall Outlet Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Item detailsQtyLow  High
Wall Outlet Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Duplex, 120V 20A weather resistant outlet in weatherproof electrical box and trim plate. NM conduit and wiring extra.
1 outlet$8.68$10.67
Wall Outlet Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install wall outlet with favorable site conditions. Layout location and cut mounting hole. Mount remodeling style electrical box. Add or modify NM-B wiring from existing circuit or parallel fixture. Place fixture and trim piece. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 outlet$8.68$10.67
Wall Outlet Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install wall outlet including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 outlet$8.68$10.67
Option: Add AFCI circuit protection
Shutoff power to circuit. Remove existing circuit breaker. Add new 15A or 20A Arc Fault Circuit Interrupt breaker. Repower and verify proper operation. For existing systems with compatible AFCI breaker option only.
1 outlet$8.68$10.67
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Wall Outlet   
Average Cost per Outlet  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Wall Outlet! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Wall Outlet Installation project. For a basic 1 outlet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Wall Outlet ranges between $215 - $261 per outlet.

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Cost to Install a Wall Outlet - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments 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 Wall Outlet 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 Wall Outlet 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 Wall Outlet 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 Wall Outlet - References

Wall Outlet Installation - Average Cost Per Outlet

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Wall Outlet Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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