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How much does dishwasher installation cost?

Average cost in 20149: $105 See National


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The average cost for a dishwasher installer is $105. You are likely to spend between $70 and $155 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 1st, 2017

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Many businesses that sell dishwashers also contract with professionals to install them, but people can also hire a professional directly to install the appliance. The cost to install a dishwasher may include the purchase price of the appliance, delivery and installation labor charges, plumbing and electrical work, and sometimes counter or cabinetry work to enable installation.


The bulk of the cost of a new dishwasher is usually the appliance itself. Average dishwashers run from $350 to $700, although top-end models can cost three times as much. A variety of top-control, front-control, built-in and portable models are available. The more features and capacity a dishwasher has and the quieter it runs, the more it is likely to cost.

Delivery and installation

Most brick-and-mortar appliance retailers—and even some online retailers—include delivery and installation services as well as the removal of an old dishwasher in the cost of a new dishwasher. Some retailers charge a nominal fee for delivery and installation. If delivery and installation is not included, most professional plumbers or handy people can do the job, and they typically at least $100. Most installation professionals work on an hourly basis and some charge a minimum service fee.

Plumbing and electrical

If the plumbing or electrical hookups for a new dishwasher are not available, not up to date or not conveniently located, costs will increase significantly because a plumber or electrician will need to do the work. Most plumbers and electricians charge an hourly rate. Self-heating dishwashers require a special electrical circuit, which can run up the price of installation—as well as energy consumption—significantly.

Counters and cabinetry

Installing a dishwasher isn’t just about the appliance itself; it’s also about where the appliance will be located. When adding built-in models to homes that don’t already have dishwashers, homeowners need to carve out space in their kitchen to accommodate the new appliance. In most cases, this task requires a kitchen remodeling expert, carpenter or other professional to adjust existing counters and cabinetry and create space for the new dishwasher. In some cases, installation pros can perform this work.

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Recent reviews


Jeff did a good job and came out several days in a row to troubleshoot issues with dishwasher. He gets bonus points for bringing out a good electrician to help out. I was pleased with the service but didn't expect the normal cost to install a dishwasher to be @$240 and not $99 like I read on in the quote. The quote says it's a custom message but I think I received the same message for a completely different project.

818 Handyman 24 hr Rooter Plumbing Electrical Service

I called Steve about a dishwasher install and he walked me through the process of taking the existing dishwasher from the laundry room and putting it in the kitchen next to the kitchen sink. Not only was the job more labor intensive then originally thought, but also required several additional parts. Steve showed up on time and he already had the parts needed. the final cost was about $50.00 more than the original estimate of $150 but given the additional time and parts needed it was more than fair. Steve was great got the dishwasher in and working without any leaks in no time I highly recommend him

All About It Repairs

Wayne and his crew(of 1) did a great job !! He was fair in pricing even though the job was more work than he anticipated, he still honored his original quote. They were professional and punctual. I was able to get my dishwasher and island range hood installed on the same day for a fair price. Thanks guys !!