How Much Does it Cost to Make and Install Signs?

Typical Range:

$158 - $831

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Published January 10, 2022

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Signage Costs

Signage costs $3,000, with a typical range of $500 to $5,000. Signs measuring five to 10 square feet with minimal electronics are $50 to $1,000. Larger styles with a freestanding structure in a monument, billboard or pylon and pole design measuring 20 to 700 square feet run up to $200,000.

Creating a sign for a home or business can be a great way to attract attention. Stylish, modern designs send the perfect message, day or night. Size is the biggest price factor, and you’ll pay more for a complicated LED billboard or marquee arrangement. Deciding on these factors is a way to control costs.

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National Average $472
Typical Range $158 - $831
Low End - High End $70 - $1,540

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 30 HomeAdvisor members.

Business Signs Cost

Business signs cost $10 to $100,000, depending largely on the type. The least-expensive options are $10 to $100 per square foot and usually don’t include installation or additional services like wiring for electricity. High-end products run $150 to $300 per square foot.

Outdoor Electronic $50 - $30,000
Outdoor LED $750 - $30,000
Vinyl Lettering $10 - $100
Neon $50 - $800
Channel Letter $4,000 - $20,000
Outdoor Lighted $500 - $5,000
Pylon & Pole $20,000 - $100,000

Outdoor Electronic Signs Prices

Outdoor electronic sign prices are $50 to $30,000, although most run $5,000 to $10,000. If you’re looking for a small one with a basic logo and minimal or no lighting, you’ll pay as little as $50. Tall options that require a pole or a concrete base cost $20,000 to $30,000.

Outdoor LED Signs Prices

Outdoor LED signs cost $750 to $30,000. You can expect to pay $750 to $2,000 for smaller sizes and lower resolution. Pros charge $20,000 to $30,000 for a custom design and professional installation.

LED signs add color and interest to a building exterior. You also get the convenience of being able to change the wording anytime.

Vinyl Lettering Pricing

Vinyl lettering prices range from $1 to $2 per letter. Options cost $10 to $100 for most designs.

Since vinyl letters are easy to order online, installation usually isn’t included. If you want a pro to place them on your window, add $100 to $200 to the total.

Neon Sign Cost

Neon signs cost $50 to $800, assuming you already have the wiring and an outlet ready to plug in. You’ll pay the most for complicated designs or multiple colors.

Neon styles offer a classic or vintage look to a building. They’re also one of the best choices if you’re trying to stick to a budget.

Channel Letter Signs Price

Channel letter signs are $4,000 to $20,000, depends mostly on the size and lighting options. Reverse channel letters cost up to 30% more. The price includes installation because with few exceptions, you’ll need it. This style can be heavy and complicated to install, especially if you’re placing it high on a building.

Channel letters add depth to your sign with three-dimensional words that burst out of the wall. They cost more than most non-electric options because they’re harder to build and use more materials.

Outdoor Lighted Sign Prices

Outdoor lighted sign prices range from $500 to $5,000. The least-expensive styles tend to be small and usually have backlighting in a single color.

Adding simple lighting to a sign gives a modern look without making it too flashy. If you want to advertise to customers at night but you can’t afford LED, this is a moderately-priced option.

Pylon & Pole Sign Costs

Pylon and pole signs cost $20,000 to $100,000 for most sizes. The higher end of the range usually involves LED faces.

This style is perfect when you need to grab attention from a distance. If you’re looking for a billboard that people can see from the highway, you’ll pay up to $200,000.

Church Sign Prices

Church sign prices range from $5,000 to $50,000. Marquees with static letters and simple backlighting cost the least, while digital or LED options run higher.

Cost of Digital Church Signs

Digital church signs cost $5,000 to $50,000. You can plan to pay $10,000 to $20,000 for the most common sizes.

Church Marquee Sign Prices

Church marquees are $5,000 to $10,000. On the lower end of the range, you’ll get a freestanding sign with adjustable letters and basic backlighting. If you want a digital one, you’ll probably pay $10,000 or more.

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Other Sign Pricing

Other types of signs cost $50 to $20,000. Printed banners are the least expensive, while monument styles run the most.

Monument $5,000 - $20,000
Interpretive $1,000 - $5,000
Hand-Painted $200 - $2,000
Banner $50 - $200

Monument Sign Cost

Monument signs cost $5,000 to $20,000. This style often features a rock surround to make it fit in with the natural landscape. If you want one that is unusually tall or broad, you can expect to pay more.

Interpretive Sign Cost

Interpretive signs range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the base. Options with a simple post mount run the least. Styles with a small enclosure or roof for weather protection cost the most.

Hand-Painted Signs Pricing

Hand-painted signs cost $200 to $2,000. For most options, you’ll need to install them indoors or in another area with limited rain or snow.

Banner Prices

Banner prices are $50 to $200, and most use vinyl. This style usually requires hanging, so you’ll want to make sure you have a place to hook rope.

Sign Installation Cost

Sign installation costs $2,000 to $5,000 for most styles. You’ll pay as little as $100 to $200 to hang a banner or sign with no electronics.

Installation may greatly affect the total cost. Installing a billboard is far more expensive than attaching a small, flat sign to a building. You may need these additional services:

DIY Signage Installation vs. Hire a Pro

Most permanent signs need professional installation. It’s also ideal for styles that are particularly large or spaces that are difficult to reach. As you browse custom sign-making companies near you, remember to:

  • get at least three quotes

  • find out which styles the company offers

  • ask about custom designs


How do I create a sign design?

Many pros will create a sign design for you for about $200 to $500. DIY costs less, but you’ll need to know how to draw or use software.

How much does an electric billboard cost?

An electric billboard costs $10,000 to $200,000. You’ll pay the most for large sizes on a long pole.

How much does it cost to get a truck lettered?

Getting a truck lettered costs $500 to $5,000. Simple designs are the least, while styles spanning the length of the vehicle run the most.

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