TV Mount Installation Cost

In this guide

TV size and weight
VESA numbers
Labor
Enhancements
Additional Considerations

How much does it cost to install a TV mount?

A TV mount is a bracket device that allows you to securely attach your TV to a wall. It’s typically used for flat screen TVs. If you want an alternative to setting your TV on a surface, then using a TV mount can be a good solution. It can help you free up space and use your furniture for other purposes. Installing a TV mount can be part of setting up a home theater.

TV mounts can be installed almost wherever there is a sturdy wall and space to accommodate the TV. Popular places in an average home include a living room wall, a bedroom wall, and sometimes even walls in kitchens. There are some factors that influence the cost of installing a TV mount, such as TV size, mount type, and labor. In this guide, we examine the average cost of installing a TV mount.

TV size and weight

Most mounts 1 are built to hold any TV of a specified width, regardless of their weight. So a mount 1 made for a 50” TV is usually able to hold any TV of that size, no matter what it weighs. Prices generally rise as you increase the size of a mount 1. Keep in mind that model prices are also affected by the mount 1 type and functionality.

  • Less than 25” - $15-$110
  • 25” to 35” - $15-$500
  • 35” to 55” - $20-$700
  • 55” to 65” - $25-$700
  • 65” or more - $60-$700

However, some mounts 1 have designated weight limits:

  • Less than 40 lbs. - $15-$50
  • 40 - 60 lbs. - $15-$100
  • 60 - 70 lbs. - $20-$100
  • 70 - 110 lbs. - $30-$330
  • 110 - 160 lbs. - $30-$565
  • 160 lbs. or more - $35-$700

Mount 1 type

TypeInfoCost
Under-cabinet

Similar to ceiling mounts 1

Attaches to underside of cabinetry

TV hangs on an arm

Often used in kitchens and offices 

$15-$80
Fixed (Low-profile/stationary)

Stays in one position

 Keeps TV close against wall

Not ideal for mounting above eye-level

$15-$150
Ultra-thin

Usually fixed positions

Made thin to keep TV close to wall 

$30-$150
Tilting

TV can be tilted for easier viewing

Ideal for positions above eye-level

$50-$200
Articulating (Cantilever/swivel)

TV can be tilted and pulled outward in any direction

Maximum flexibility

Mount 1 installation can be recessed into wall  

$100-$500
Ceiling

Attaches to ceiling

TV hangs on an arm attachment tilted downward

$150-$400


  • Platform TV mounts 1: Until recent years, platform TV mounts 1 were also widely used. These types have built-in 2 trays to set TVs on, and are made to accommodate older non-flatscreen TV models that are heavy and bulky. Because such TVs are no longer on the market, neither are platform TV mounts 1.

VESA numbers

In order to select a mount 1 that is compatible with your TV, you should see if they both have corresponding VESA numbers. VESA stands for Video Electronics Standards Association, which issues numbers on devices that designate what standards they are built to. 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 1 and TVs with 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”).

Labor

Most professional TV mount 1 installation services will charge a flat fee of $150-$350.

Having your TV mount 1 installed by a professional can save time and money. They are skilled at establishing the right placement, and installing the mount 1 securely so that there is no risk of the TV falling or the wall becoming damaged. Professionals typically have the necessary tools, and the laborers are capable of handling heavy TVs. They are also usually experienced at setting up the necessary wiring, and even wire concealment.

Enhancement and improvement costs

Wire concealment

Sometimes wires can be concealed within the wall your TV mount 1 is installed on. Before installing wiring or performing wire concealment, make sure your cables meet your local building and fire codes. Keep in mind that most will require UL-rated wire labeled CL2 or CL3 for in-wall installations. Professional in-wall wire concealment services can cost as much as $1,000.

An alternative to in-wall concealment is using cable management covers that simply snap into place around a bundle of cables. Kits cost $10-$40.

Outlet installation

Before installing a TV mount 1, you need to make sure that an electrical outlet will be within reach of your TV’s wiring. If there are no electrical outlets near the window where your TV will be mounted, a new outlet can be installed for $200-$750.

Surround sound

Home theater surround sound speakers generally cost $150-$1,200, with larger and higher quality systems priced at the higher end of that spectrum. 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, if you want to be able to hook it up to other devices like game consoles, computers, or surround sound systems. Prices of these cables are influenced by cable quality and length.

Additional considerations and costs

Wall type

If your wall has metal studs, you shouldn’t wall-mount your TV. Most metal-studded walls can’t support a TV’s weight.

Mount 1 position

You should consider viewing ability when selecting where you will place your TV mount 1. Your mount 1 position can influence what type of mount 1 is most suitable. For instance, mounts 1 that do not tilt are not good choices for positions that are far above eye-level. So fixed low-profile mounts 1 aren’t ideal for high mounting positions. See our table above to check what mount 1 types are best for your needs.

When selecting where you want to place your TV mount 1, 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 the fireplace generates a high amount of heat.

DIY

DIY installations of TV mounts 1 usually require 3 people: 2 to hold the TV and mount 1, and 1 to provide feedback on placement. To find the proper position, 1 person should be positioned where viewing of the TV will most often take place (Ex: sitting on a couch). Then 2 people should hold the TV in different positions until the first person confirms the placement is suitable. The proper placement can be marked with masking tape or chalk.

Performing a DIY installation can be difficult because TVs are heavy, and you may not have enough strength or people to help you install the mount 1 and place the TV upon it.

Tools necessary for a DIY installation include:

  • Measuring tape - $3-$35
  • Level - $16-$115
  • Power drill - $25-$115
  • Stud-finder - $4-$180
  • Screwdriver - $1 - $35  
  • Drywall 3 screws - $6.50 per 1 lb. pack

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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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1 Mounts: A support on which something is attached or hung
2 Built-in: An item of furniture, such as a bookcase or set of cabinets, that is built directly into the structure of the room. Built-ins are therefore customized to the room and not detachable
3 Drywall: Type of plasterboard, commonly used to build walls and ceilings, composed of gypsum that is layered between sheets of heavy paper

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

Labor cost by city and zipcode

Compared to national average
Antioch, TN
+18%
Arlington, TX
+6%
Burlington, NC
-17%
Canton, MI
+16%
Chantilly, VA
+5%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Conroe, TX
+21%
Cranford, NJ
+39%
Fairfax, VA
+18%
Flanders, NJ
+31%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Freehold, NJ
+32%
Grovetown, GA
-11%
Harlem, GA
-11%
Hicksville, NY
+31%
Hoboken, NJ
+23%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Marblehead, MA
+24%
Mars, PA
+9%
Melissa, TX
+23%
Memphis, TN
+11%
Monument, CO
+11%
New Orleans, LA
+35%
Newton, KS
-13%
Overland Park, KS
+15%
Phoenix, AZ
0%
Reseda, CA
+9%
Ringoes, NJ
+31%
San Antonio, TX
-4%
San Jose, CA
+33%
Saratoga, CA
+48%
Silver Spring, MD
+25%
Smithtown, NY
+17%
Topeka, KS
-8%
Trenton, NJ
+28%
Tupelo, MS
-18%
Vista, CA
+8%
Waterbury, CT
+21%
Wexford, PA
+22%
Wylie, TX
+2%

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