Cost to Replace an Electric Switch

Updated: June 2016

Electrical Switch Replacement Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Electrical Switch Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 125V 20A single pole switch. Thermoplastic construction. UL, CSA compliant.
1 switch$3.43$4.22
Electrical Switch Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to replace electric switch. Remove existing switch Connect, secure and test new switch. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
2.8 hours$84.05$290.40
Electrical Switch Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to replace electric switch including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 Switch$15.00$25.00

Totals - Cost to Replace Electric Switch - 1 Switch $102.48$319.61
Average Cost Per Switch  $102.48$319.61

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Replace an Electric Switch! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Electrical Switch Replacement project. For a basic 1 switch project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Replace an Electric Switch ranges between $102.48 - $319.61 per switch.

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Cost to Replace an Electric Switch - 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 Electrical Switch Replacement, 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 Electrical Switch Replacement 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 Electrical Switch Replacement. 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 Replace an Electric Switch - References

Electrical Switch Replacement - Average Cost Per Switch

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 Electrical Switch Replacement costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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