Updated: March 2018
|Light Switch Cost |
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 125V 20A single pole switch. Thermoplastic construction. UL, CSA compliant.
|Light Switch Labor, Basic |
Basic labor to install light switch with favorable site conditions. Turn off power to circuit. Layout location and cut mounting hole. Mount remodeling style junction box for switch. Add or modify NM-B wiring to powered junction box. Connect switch and secure NM-B wiring to framing. Verify proper operation. Place switch and trim piece. Repower circuit and verify proper operation. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
|Light Switch Job Supplies |
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install light switch including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
|Unused Minimum Labor|
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
|Totals - Cost To Install Light Switch|
|Average Cost per Switch|
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 switch, the cost to Install a Light Switch starts at $206 - $249 per switch. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.
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