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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Tv Mount?

Average range: $100 - $300
Low
$25
Average Cost
$200
High
$1,000
(40” tilting TV mount, installed)

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Average range: $100 - $300
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$25
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A TV mount is a bracket device to securely attach your TV to a wall. It is typically used for flat-screen TVs. If you want an alternative to setting your TV on a surface, using a TV mount is a good solution because it can free up space and allow you to use furniture for other purposes. Living room, bedroom, and kitchen walls are popular places to mount a TV. Several factors influence the cost of installing a TV mount, such as the TV size, mount type, and labor.

The national average for a TV mount installation is between $100 and $300. Most homeowners will pay around $200 for a 40” tilting TV mount, professionally installed. Prices can be considerably cheaper or more expensive, depending on the level of work required. A simple 25” TV mount DIY costs about $25, while a full-motion TV mount for a large, heavy 65” screen with a new power outlet installation costs closer to $1,000.

Tv Mount Prices

Tv Mount Installation Costs
National average cost$200
Average range$100-$300
Minimum cost$25
Maximum cost$1,000
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TV Mount Installation Cost by Project Range

Low
$25
25” TV mount, DIY project
Average Cost
$200
40” tilting TV mount, installed
High
$1,000
65” full-motion TV mount with a new outlet, installed

TV Mount Cost by TV Size


Most mounts are built to hold any TV of a specified width, regardless of its weight. For example, a mount made for a 50” TV can usually hold any TV of that size, regardless of the weight. Prices rise as you increase the mount’s size. Model prices are also affected by the type and functionality:


TV Mount Cost Chart

TV Mount Cost Chart


TV SizeAverage Costs (Material Only)
Less than 25”$15 - $110
25” to 35”$15 - $200
35” to 55”$20 - $300
55” to 65”$25 - $400
65” or more$60 - $500


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TV Wall Mount Price by TV Weight

Most mounts are designed to hold TVs of any standard weight, but some have limits. Some mounts can only safely hold relatively light TVs, making them cheaper and simpler. Others hold much heavier models and usually cost money:


TV Wall Mount Price Chart

TV Wall Mount Price Chart


TV WeightAverage Costs (Material Costs)
Less than 40 lbs.$15 - $50
40 - 60 lbs.$15 - $100
60 - 70 lbs.$20 - $100
70 - 110 lbs.$40 - $300
110 - 160 lbs.$50 - $400
160 lbs. or more$75 - $500


TV Mount Prices by Type

TV mounts are divided into categories, depending on their style and where they are designed to install. A tilting TV mount can tilt to provide a clear viewing experience, while ceiling mounts attach directly to the ceiling when wall mounting is too difficult. The TV mount type you buy affects the project’s price:


TV Mount Prices

TV Mount Prices


Type of MountAverage Cost (Material Only)
Under-Cabinet$15 - $100
Fixed$15 - $150
Ultra-Thin$30 - $300
Tilting$50 - $300
Full-Motion$100 - $500
Ceiling$100 - $500
Fireplace$150 - $500


Under-Cabinet TV Mount

An under-cabinet TV mount is designed to fit beneath a cabinet. This is a common choice for kitchens, where the mount can be installed on the underside of your kitchen cabinets. These mounts tend to be affordable but are usually not strong and cannot support much weight. They cost between $15 and $100 on average.

Fixed TV Wall Mount

A fixed TV wall mount is set in a fixed position and holds the TV rigidly in place. It cannot be tilted or moved, so you need to be confident with your placing. If the measurements are wrong, the TV might not be clearly visible, and the project may need to be restarted. These mounts are affordable, costing $15 to $150.

Ultra-Thin TV Wall Mount

For those who want their TV mount to be almost invisible, an ultra-thin model might be the answer. This mount is hidden by the TV and barely noticeable on the wall. This is a good choice for those who like clean looks, resulting in a pleasing aesthetic. They cost $30 to $300 on average.

Tilting TV Wall Mount

A tilting TV wall mount offers some degree of movement. You can tilt or bend the TV around at certain set angles, up or down, which can provide a more comfortable viewing experience. A tilting TV mount has less risk of not seeing the screen because you can move it when guests are visiting or to reduce the glare from a nearby window. You can also install the TV higher up on a bedroom wall. Costs for this mount vary depending on the size and style, ranging from $50 to $300.

Full-Motion TV Wall Mount Price

A full-motion wall mount offers even more movement. You can move it from side to side and up or down with a full-motion mount. This mount provides more options to find the best viewing angle, letting you adjust the screen to suit the situation. These models are among the most expensive, costing between $100 and $500 on average.

Ceiling TV Mount

A ceiling TV mount is useful when wall mounting is not possible or recommended. Adding a mount to a brick wall can be expensive, so you could choose to attach it to the ceiling instead, reducing the level of complication and labor costs. Ceiling mounts also come with tilting features. They cost $100 to $500.

Fireplace TV Mount

Many people mount their TV above the fireplace, but this can lead to neck strain. A fireplace mount can solve this issue. This mount is specifically designed to fit over fireplaces, so you can pull the TV out and down over the mantle, much lower than if it were wall-mounted. These mounts are expensive, costing between $150 and $500.


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Cost to Mount a TV

Most professional TV mount installation services charge a flat fee of $75-$200, but prices can be higher or lower, depending on location, provider, and work intensity. Professionally installing your TV mount can save time and money. They are skilled at finding the best placement and installing the mount securely, so there is no risk of falling or wall damage. Professionals typically have the necessary tools, and the laborers can handle heavy TVs. They are usually experienced at wiring and wire concealment.

Cost to Mount a TV and Hide Wires

Sometimes, wires can be concealed in the wall. Before installing wiring or performing wire concealment, make sure your cables meet your local building and fire codes. Most require a UL-rated wire labeled CL2 or CL3 for in-wall installations. Professional in-wall wire concealment services cost around $150 to $250, but prices can rise higher in some cases, potentially closer to $400 to $500, depending on the wall type. An alternative to in-wall concealment uses cable management covers that snap into place around a bundle of cables. Kits cost $10-$40.


Tv mount on bedroom wall

TV Wall Mount Installation Cost by Type of Wall

The wall type you plan to install your TV mount on has a big impact on the price. Some materials are easy to work with, but tougher materials like brick and concrete require much more labor. The amount of work needed is even more significant if you must have a new power outlet fitted in the wall or concealed wiring. Harder wall surfaces cost more for TV mount installation than softer walls. Expect to pay an extra $100 to $500 for work on brick or concrete walls. Get a quote from a professional based on your wall type.

What Height Should I Hang my TV?

It is vital to select the correct height when installing a TV mount. If the TV is too high, you might experience pain or discomfort in the neck when leaning back to see the screen. If it is too low, similar problems occur.

The right height for any TV depends on the TV size, room size, and how you watch the TV. For example, a TV mounted in a bedroom and viewed from the bed might be positioned higher than a living room TV intended to be viewed from the sofa.

Experts recommend that a typical living room TV, viewed from standard sofas and seats, be positioned at about eye level. The right height ranges from 40” to 60” off the floor, with larger TVs needing to be mounted higher than smaller ones. If you plan to install the TV above a fireplace or other obstruction, it should be positioned as close to eye level as possible. You may want to consider a tilting or full-motion mount. These mounts make it easier to reposition the TV if it is too high or low.

In general, TV-mounting professionals know the correct heights to install TVs and can measure rooms, sofas, furniture, TVs, and walls to place your TV in the perfect position. This is why professional installation is recommended for mounting a TV.

VESA Numbers

To select a compatible mount, you should see if your TV has the corresponding VESA number. VESA stands for Video Electronics Standards Association, which issues numbers on devices designating manufacturing standards. These numbers act as codes for standard vertical and horizontal patterns made for the unit’s mounting holes. The numbers are based on metric measurements, ranging from 50mm to 800mm.

Mounts and TVs with matching VESA numbers are compatible. Look in your TV manual or on the back of the TV to find the acronym followed by a number (Ex: “VESA 75”).

TV Mount Stand Price

You can find TV stands with built-in mounts. This provides the benefits of a stand plus more. It also includes shelves and drawers for safely storing other devices and audio-visual equipment. 

These stands come in many styles and materials, from wooden drawers to contemporary glass shelves. Some can hold big, heavy TVs, while others are designed for smaller units. The prices vary broadly, depending on the type and size you want. Expect to pay $100 to $600 for a TV mount stand.


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Enhacement and Improvement Costs

Outlet Installation

Before installing a TV mount, make sure that an electrical outlet is within reach. If there are no electrical outlets for your TV, a new outlet can be installed for $120-$200.

Surround Sound

Home theater surround-sound speakers cost $150-$1,200, with larger and higher-quality systems costing more. You can also get speaker stands and mounts 1 for an average of $100 per pair.

Accessories

You may need accessories like HDMI cables ($20-$220) and A/V cables ($2-$170) to complete the setup of your mounted TV. These accessories connect your TV to other devices like game consoles, computers, or surround sound systems. The prices of these cables are influenced by the quality and length.

Connect TV and devices to a Wi-Fi network

You may also want to connect your TV to your home’s Wi-Fi network. Modern Smart TVs connect to Wi-Fi networks on their own. However, older TVs may require Wi-Fi devices or adapters, costing anywhere from $25 to $150. Other devices like game consoles typically come with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, or you can purchase ethernet cables for as low as $10.

Additional Considerations and Costs

  • Wall Type. If your wall has metal studs, you should not wall-mount your TV. Most metal-studded walls cannot support a TV’s weight.
  • Mount Position. Consider the viewing ability when selecting your mount’s location. Your mount position influences what mount type is most suitable. Mounts that do not tilt are not good choices for positions far above eye level. Fixed low-profile mounts are not ideal for high-mounting positions. Refer to the table above to check what mount types are best for your needs.
  • TV above Fireplace. When selecting where you want to place your TV mount, keep in mind that putting it over a fireplace is not recommended. Despite being popular, experts say that this can damage your TV and wiring because of the fireplace’s heat.
  • Recycling. If you plan to mount a new TV and want to get rid of an old one, your contractor can dispose of and recycle it. Not all contractors offer this service, and those who do may charge $50 to $75.
  • Distance. Sit at the right distance from your TV screen. Getting too close could lead to eye strain or make it difficult to see the entire screen. The right distance depends on your screen’s size. For bigger screens, you should sit farther back. Experts generally recommend sitting at a distance of 1.5 to 2.5 times the diagonal screen measurement. So, for a 50” screen, sit between 75” and 125” away, or roughly between 6’ and 10'.

FAQs

  • Does mounting a TV damage the wall?

When installed properly, a TV mount should not damage the wall. The process should only involve screwing the mount in place, and the resulting holes can be spackled over afterward.

  • Is my wall strong enough to mount a TV?

Most wall types should be more than strong enough to withstand a mounted TV without any issues. However, very heavy TVs might be too big for certain walls, so consult with a professional beforehand.

  • Can a TV be too heavy to mount?

Yes, every wall mount has a maximum weight limit, and exceptionally large and heavy TVs may be too heavy to mount.

  • How much does Best Buy charge to mount a TV?

Prices for TV mounting from Best Buy start at $149.99 for drywall mounting and connecting the TV with various devices. There is also a Premium Mounting service for $199.99, which includes additional services.

  • Can you mount a TV on any wall?

No, some walls and areas are not suitable for mounting. It depends on the type of wall, TV size, and wire presence.

  • Is it better to wall mount a TV or put it on a stand?

Both have pros and cons. A mount saves space and can look very modern and elegant. They also make it easier to get your TV in the perfect position for comfortable viewing. Stands offer extra storage for other devices and are more practical, letting you move the TV around as desired.

Cost to install a TV mount varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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Cost to install a TV mount varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources