Cost to Install a Dishwasher

Updated: December 2019

Dishwasher Installation CalculatorZip Code
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Dishwasher Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Under cabinet mounted dishwasher. 3 cycles. Front mounted controls. Requires 120V electrical and cold water connection at unit. 1 yr warranty.
1 dishwasher$463.73$1,016.34
Dishwasher Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install dishwasher with favorable site conditions. Connect to existing electrical, existing water supply and existing drain line. Level and secure unit. Verify operation cycle. Check and fix leaks. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 dishwasher$463.73$1,016.34
Dishwasher Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install dishwasher including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 dishwasher$463.73$1,016.34
Option: Remove Dishwasher
Protect flooring, cabinetry and appliances in proximity to unit. Disconnect electrical and drain plumbing connections. Shutoff and disconnect water supply connection. Remove fasteners at cabinetry and countertop. Slide unit out of opening and remove from premises. Material cost includes dump fee.
1 dishwasher$463.73$1,016.34
Dishwasher Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 dishwasher17.7187520.15625
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
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Average Cost per Dishwasher  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 dishwasher, the cost to Install a Dishwasher starts at $668 - $1,263 per dishwasher. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Install a Dishwasher - 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! Explore the full range of dishwasher new installation labor options and material prices here.

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 Dishwasher Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Dishwasher 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 Dishwasher Installation. Add 13% to 22% 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.

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