How Much Does a Microwave Cost?

Typical Range:

$106 - $187

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Published January 10, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Microwave Installation Cost

Installing a microwave oven costs $146 on average for labor alone. Most installs cost between $106 and $187. Built-in microwaves cost $200 to $2,000 to install. For most projects, you’ll need an accessible electrical outlet. Electrical work can add $500 to $1,500.

Average Cost of Microwave Installation

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National Average $146
Typical Range $106 - $187
Low End - High End $75 - $330

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 1,362 HomeAdvisor members.

Microwave Installation Cost by Type

Type Notes Installation Cost*
Countertop No installation needed $0 - $50**
Under Cabinet Hangs below cabinets $50 - $150
Below Counter (door or drawer) May require cabinet customization $50 - $200**
Over Range Fits above stove $100 - $200
Built-In Cabinet customization needed $200 - $2,000

*Doesn’t include the price of the microwave.

**Cost of delivery and unboxing since no actual installation is needed.

***Cabinet updates increase the cost to a built-in.

Over the Range Microwave Installation Cost

Installing an over-the-range microwave oven costs $50 to $300. Installing one over the range takes about an hour if there is an available electrical outlet. Most over range units have options for outdoor venting. You may also need to budget for:

Microwave Oven Costs

Built-in and combo unit installation costs $200 to $2,000 for the labor alone. Labor remains the same despite the type of oven you purchase. But your overall budget may change. Unit prices include:

  • A combo microwave and oven costs $1,800-$5,000 for the unit.

  • A convection microwave oven costs $200-$2,000.

  • A microwave toaster oven costs $300-$3,000.

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Hourly Cost to Install a Microwave

A professional installation costs $50 to $100 per hour. Hourly rates vary by region and pro. Most projects take 1 to 3 hours. Labor makes up $50 to $300 total of most microwave installations. The common over-the-range microwave costs $100 to $200 on average.

But it depends on the type of install you need. Built-ins require the most labor if you’re changing the size of the microwave and need to adjust your cabinets.

Microwave Costs by Brand

Brand Price Range
Samsung $150 - $600
LG $100 - $1,600
Bosch $700 - $2,000
KitchenAid $500 - $1,800
Frigidaire $300 - $1,500
GE $100 - $1,500
Viking $500 - $1,800

New Microwave Cost Factors

Besides labor, you need to factor in the costs for:

  • The microwave itself (Make sure to compare different models for the best price.)

  • Installing an electrical outlet or box

  • Adding a cabinet to hold the microwave

  • Fixing it to the wall

You should also have a location in mind. Think about other electrical appliances and what power use you’re going to need.

DIY vs. Hiring an Appliance Installer

Unless it’s a built-in unit, you can easily install one of these yourself. Over-the-range units are heavy, and DIY installation can lead to injury if you don’t have help. Get a pro for complex projects. If you need an electrical outlet installed, hire a local electrician. For most installs, connect with a handyman near you.

FAQs

How much is a microwave?

A home microwave costs $50 to $2,000. Commercial-grade models run as high as $5,000 but often include convection oven and steam options.

How much does it cost to install an over the range microwave?

An over-the-range-microwave costs $150 to install, on average. That price doesn’t include the unit, just the labor.

How long does it take to install a microwave?

It’ll take a professional 1 to 2 hours for most installations. If you have a built-in, it may take up to 6 hours for cabinet customizations.

How long does a microwave last?

Microwaves last about 7 years but can range from 3 to 11 years.

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