How much does it cost to install a chandelier?
On average, an electrician charges between $100 to $400, inclusive of labor and material to install a chandelier. This depends on several conditions as specified below:
Installing a chandelier in an entirely new position
A scenario where a chandelier is installed in a position without any wiring proves to be the costliest. Depending on the location of your chandelier and the condition of your home writing and ceiling structure, the price ranges from $145 to $400. The cost is also dependent on the time and materials needed to install the fixture.
Replacing a chandelier with another
Little modification is needed when replacing an old chandelier with a new one. Installation costs $115 to $280 assuming that existing wiring can be used.
Replacing an existing light fixture with a chandelier
An electrician may charge $100 to $260 to replace an existing light fixture with a chandelier. It is important that your ceiling is able to support the weight of your chandelier. Additional charges will be incurred if there are upgrades made to the box or wiring.
Installation pricing is also dependent on your choice of chandelier, materials needed for upgrades including extra wiring and the electrician's time. In addition, replacing your switch with a dimmer or adding a three-way switch will incur additional cost. Since each company has different operating expenses, do take note that chandeliers prices tend to fluctuate from company to company. It is best to get several quotes before hiring one.