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How Much Does It Cost To Install An Outdoor Receptacle?

Typical range: $167-$257

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For your project in zip code 20149 with these options, the cost to install an outdoor receptacle starts at $166.60-$257.30 per receptacle. Your actual price will depend on job size, conditions, finish options you choose.

Outdoor receptacles are indispensable for powering tools, garden equipment, sound systems and holiday lights. The National Electrical Code now requires electricians to install outdoor receptacles in the front and back of new homes and near porches or decks that are attached to the building. To prevent shocks in areas where moisture might be present, all 125V exterior outlets need a ground-fault circuit interrupter that can safely cut the power in a fraction of a second.

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What you can expect
Range per receptacle:$166.60$257.30
Range for this type of project:$167$257
Estimate: $212
Receptacle Cost
1
receptacle
$33$40
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Cost of residential-grade, 120V/20A duplex outlet in with UL-rated GFI receptacle and corrosion-resistant steel housing. Electrical conduit required at installation site.
Receptacle Labor, Basic
2
hours
$133$217
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Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Weatherproof box will be placed and secured. NM conduit from receptacle to electrical service panel will be measured and fabricated, and conduit up to 30' assembled and secured. Weatherproof GFCI receptacle will be connected. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Receptacle Job Supplies
1
receptacle
$1$1
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Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, junction boxes, fasteners, and mounting hardware.
Standard services
Receptacle Cost
$33 -$40
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1
receptacle
Cost of residential-grade, 120V/20A duplex outlet in with UL-rated GFI receptacle and corrosion-resistant steel housing. Electrical conduit required at installation site.
Receptacle Labor, Basic
$133 -$217
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2
hours
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Weatherproof box will be placed and secured. NM conduit from receptacle to electrical service panel will be measured and fabricated, and conduit up to 30' assembled and secured. Weatherproof GFCI receptacle will be connected. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Receptacle Job Supplies
$1 -$1
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1
receptacle
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, junction boxes, fasteners, and mounting hardware.
Optional Services
What you can expect
Range per receptacle:
$167 - $257
Range for this type of project:
$167 - $257
Estimate:
$212
Cost Comparison
YOUR ESTIMATE
$212

NATIONAL AVERAGE RANGE
$164 -$253
YOUR ESTIMATE

Install an Outdoor Receptacle national average cost

The national average materials cost to install an outdoor receptacle is $35.69 per receptacle, with a range between $32.02 to $39.36. The total price for labor and materials per receptacle is $208.55, coming in between $163.93 to $253.18. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.
cost to install an outdoor receptacle
National Avg. Materials Cost per receptacle$35.69
National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 receptacle$208.55
National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 receptacle$163.93 - $253.18

Installation Requirements for Outdoor Receptacles

Electricians have several options for installing new outdoor receptacles. The most practical choice depends on the design of the electrical box and whether the wires will pass through the exterior wall immediately or travel through an exposed conduit first. Contractors may have to use a masonry drill to bore through the exterior wall or concrete foundation. For flush-mount boxes, the contractor has to cut through the siding to create a properly sized opening in the wall. Some professionals prefer surface-mounted electrical boxes due to the ease of installation. Either way, all exterior components must be weather tight.

Installation Cost Factors

Electricians base their estimates on the location of the outlet and the distance from the main electrical panel. They also consider the characteristics of the site since they determine the viability of different installation methods. Although new receptacles can be linked to an existing power supply, a dedicated 15A or 20A circuit is preferable, especially if the homeowner plans on using high-draw tools or appliances. Additionally, the contractor must decide whether the outlet should be mounted on the surface of the building or installed flush against the wall.

Hiring a Licensed Electrician

Although most communities don't require building permits for this type of project, working with a licensed electrician ensures that the receptacle is installed properly. It also guarantees that the work meets current code requirements and the outlet functions as intended in the event of an electrical fault.

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