Cost to Replace an Electrical Plug

January 2024

Electrical Plug Replacement CalculatorZip Code
Plugs
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Electrical Plug 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 plug$12.13$14.91
Electrical Plug Replacement Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to replace electrical plug with favorable site conditions. Turn off power to circuit. Layout location and cut mounting hole. Mount remodeling style electrical box. Add or modify NM-B wiring from existing circuit or parallel fixture. Connect receptacle and secure NM-B wiring to framing. Place fixture and trim piece. Repower circuit and verify proper operation. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 plug$12.13$14.91
Electrical Plug Replacement Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to replace electrical plug including: connectors, fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 plug$12.13$14.91
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 plug$12.13$14.91
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Replace Electrical Plug   
Average Cost per Plug  
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In January 2024 the cost to Replace an Electrical Plug starts at $227 - $275 per plug. Use our Cost Calculator for cost estimate examples customized to the location, size and options of your project.

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Cost to Replace an Electrical Plug - Notes and General Information

This example estimate is for BASIC work performed in easily serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals, using popular, IN STOCK products, materials and supplies commonly available at home improvement retailers. Your actual costs will vary due to the unique situation, requirements and choices of your project. Work not mentioned on this page, work with schedule difficulty, and work using master craftsman, premium materials, custom built products and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

This example estimate is for educational and illustrative purposes - it is NOT a substitute 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 Plug Replacement, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor planning and setup time, mobilization time, cleanup time and as appropriate, time needed to achieve minimum job hours agreed to before work begins.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Labor upcharges associated with master/premium craftsmanship, expedited scheduling, local labor shortages, difficult or complex site conditions, excessive transit times, service provider pricing discretion and failure of customer to negotiate labor costs.
  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing (including molding), HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing any 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 Plug Replacement. 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.

References - Electrical Plug Replacement

Electrical Plug Replacement Budget Management

Electrical Plug Replacement Cost Infographic - critical areas of budget risk and savings

This infographic highlights decisions and site issues that can cause large cost variances in the typical Electrical Plug Replacement budget.


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