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Fence Installer FAQ

1. How much do fence installers typically charge?

Answer: The average cost to hire a fence installer is between $30 - $50 dollars per hour, while some fence experts may be more expensive, there could be cheaper fencing options that could be done by a handyman or repair person for less money.

2. How much are typical fence install costs?

Answer: The average cost to install a fence is around $4,500 dollars.  However, each project is different and costs can range from $2,500 to $8,000 depending on the material and size of fence. 

3. Should fence erectors be certified or licensed?

Answer: Yes.  Each state has their own requirements for licensing and certifications for fence installers, and some stats don't require one.  Be sure to check our state licensing tool to review the local fence erector guidelines.

4. What questions should I ask a fence installer?

Answer: There are several things to know before hiring a fence installer to do any work on your home.

  * Are they licensed?

  * Do they have insurance?

  * Do they offer a warranty?

  * Do they have any references?

5. How many fence erectors are in the US?

Answer: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2017, there are 21,430 fence installers employed in the US.  Their average salary is $17.43 per hour, with an annual wage of $36,260.  California has the most fence erectors employed (3,250) with Texas (2,500) following just behind.  New York has the highest average hourly wage for fence installers at $21.41 per hour.