How much does mailbox installation cost?

Price guide

$20 - $995

low

$20

median

$130

high

$995

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You’ve got mail! If you don’t have a mailbox yet, it’s time to install one to keep your mail safe and secure! Mailboxes come in various types for people's needs. Thus, mailboxes cost differently. 

A residential mailbox costs around $12 to $900, while a mail slot costs $25 to $325. It depends on the mailbox type and material. You can buy mailbox kits in construction, home improvement, and hardware stores. You can also get fully assembled mailboxes and those with locks and keys.

Price list for mailbox installation supplies

If you need an estimate of the overall postal box cost, here is a breakdown of possible expenses.

Mailbox costs according to type

Mailbox 

Cost

Residential mailbox

$12 to $900

Mail slots

$25 to $325

Wall-mount mailboxes

$11 to $550

Post-mount mailboxes

$15 to $200

Decorative metal boxes

$150 to $500

Designer mailbox kits

$775

Architectural-style, curbside mailboxes

$600 to $900

a woman getting a letter from a mailbox

Mailbox costs according to material

Material

Cost

Cheap steel 

$14 to $30

Plastic

$14 to $30

Resin

$30 to $60

Quality steel

$30 to $60

Copper

$40 to $185

Bronze

$40 to $185

Stainless Steel

$40 to $185

Hand-painted metal

Up to $300

Handmade wood

Up to $300


Mailbox post, accessory, and installation costs

Item

Description

Cost

Post

Pressure-treated, 4x4 posts

$11 to $15

Post-and-stake combination kits

$30 to $50

Non-decorative steel posts with platforms for the box

$50 to $95

Decorative posts and enclosures

More expensive

Numbers and letters

For customization of your mailbox

$4.50 to $6

Concrete Mix

40 lbs

$4.50 to $6 for each bag

Gravel

0.5 cubic ft. of gravel

$3.50 to $5 for each bag

Spade or posthole digger

For installation

$12 to $40

Sledge

4 lb

$15 to $25

 

Labor costs for installing a mailbox

Service

Inclusions

Cost

Minimum fee from handyman services for an hour of work

Simple installation processes such as digging a hole in soft soil, setting a post, backfilling with concrete, attaching the mailbox, and installing the house number on the box or post

$55 to $125

Additional labor

For more complex installation when soil is very hard and firm or assemble is time-consuming

$40 to $75 per hour

a postman putting a letter in a residential mailbox What factors affect the cost of mailbox installation?

Here are the factors to consider when determining how much it costs to install a mailbox for parcel delivery:


Mailbox type and quality

Some mailboxes are steel and plastic, while others are resin, copper, and stainless steel. On the more expensive side of the spectrum are hand-painted metal and handmade wood mailboxes. 


Post type and quality

Pressure-treated pine and simple steel are some of the cheapest types of posts available. There are also moderately priced PVC and metal ones with a wrought-iron appearance or other decorative flairs. High-end posts include faux ledge stone, stucco pillars, and box enclosures.


Supplies

You can purchase mailboxes kits with a steel post driven into the ground. With these kits, you don't need additional supplies. Usually, you just need a bag of concrete mix to support a mailbox with a wooden post. Do you have posthole diggers, saws, and other tools? If not, you have to buy and add them to the overall cost.


Accessories

Customizing your mailbox might involve sticking house numbers and letters for your name. These are the usual options. If you want a more sophisticated look, wood and metal in different finishes are also available. 


Labor costs

Are you hiring a handyman to install your mailbox for you? The cost will depend on the estimated time for the project. The handyman will check how much assembly is needed, how hard and firm the ground is for digging, and how far your home is.

What are the types of mailboxes and their advantages?

  1. Residential curbside mailboxes are the most common. You can find them at the end of driveways. You can attach one to a vertical post and put a flag letting the mailman know there’s mail for pickup. This makes it easier for you to send and receive mail.
  2. Door slots are prevalent in highly urbanized cities with limited spaces. They take minimal space and are usable regardless of the weather, as you don't need to go out to get your mail. However, sending mail is a bit challenging; you have to hang it outside the door in the hopes of the mailman noticing it. Aside from that, a mail slot might allow strangers to peek inside your house.
  3. Lobby mailboxes are often in multi-unit buildings that don't have individual mailboxes. One advantage is security. Your mail is in a locked box, preventing theft.

Mailbox installation quotes from Taskers

Depending on the type of mailbox, post type, and accessories, mailbox installation from Taskers costs around $30 to $300. You can get a more accurate quotation. Just reach out to a Tasker and provide your requirements.

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Are you ready to hire a Tasker for mailbox installation? Create your first task now! Taskers will reach out to you with offers. After you review them and pick someone, they’ll come and complete your mailbox installation project. If you need to send letters to your family or friends, Airtasker can help you find a courier service near you. Explore your options and learn more about how it works.

Price guide

$20 - $995

low

$20

median

$130

high

$995

Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

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FAQs

You can visit online or brick-and-mortar stores. Check your local post office to ensure your mailbox meets industry standards. Plus, if you’re installing a mailbox near the street, it should withstand bad weather.
Mailboxes are vulnerable to wear and tear, so conduct an annual mailbox checkup to prevent damage. Over the years, try to resolve issues as soon as you notice them. For instance, tighten loose hinges and replace rusty or loose parts. Keep the path to your mailbox clear for easy access.
You can visit online or brick-and-mortar stores. Check your local post office to ensure your mailbox meets industry standards. Plus, if you’re installing a mailbox near the street, it should withstand bad weather.
Mailboxes are vulnerable to wear and tear, so conduct an annual mailbox checkup to prevent damage. Over the years, try to resolve issues as soon as you notice them. For instance, tighten loose hinges and replace rusty or loose parts. Keep the path to your mailbox clear for easy access.

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