Installation Cost for New Mailbox and Post

Install Mailbox and PostThe original mailbox was knocked over by a car. This mailbox installation included digging a new hole and installing the post in concrete. A second trip was needed to install the mailbox and paint the post.

When considering the cost of a job like this removal of the old concrete can add significantly to the time required. Where will the new mailbox be located if the concrete cannot be removed?

If two trips be needed this will also add to the price.

Low estimate for materials and labor:

  • Pressure treated 4×4 post
  • Mailbox
  • Concrete
  • Misc. screws and nails
  • Primer and paint
  • Labor 3 hours

High estimate for materials and labor:

  • Redwood 4×4 post
  • Mailbox
  • Concrete
  • Misc. screws and nails
  • Primer and paint
  • Labor 4 hours

If you are a contractor or a handyman, how much would this job cost in your area?

Low Price: $150

Consensus Price: $225

High Price: $225

Submitted by: mirella_yessenia – Budget: not sure Central Islip, NY USA (Thursday, May 12, 2011)

I need a estimate to present to an Insurance Company. My mailbox was involve in a car accident and the car was push and hit my mailbox and broke the pole. I need to replace it.Thank You Mirella

Low Price: $350

Consensus Price: $350

High Price: $350

Submitted by: beezie1 Selden, NY USA (Tuesday, October 04, 2011)

Install a post mail box at curb. What would a handyman charge including a basic mailbox and wooden post?

Submitted by: Paully11 Eagan, MN USA (Friday, November 25, 2011)

Need estimate on replacing a mail box and post for insurance company of the car who hit it.

Low Price: $175

Consensus Price: $225

High Price: $225

mailboxSubmitted by: John York, PA USA (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)

Replace a mailbox post, wooden, with a paper box added, concrete post in place into grass . What’s labor cost? Remove old one, place new.

Low Price: $150

Consensus Price: $200

High Price: $225

Submitted by: Amy C, Knoxville, TN USA (Friday, June 14, 2013)
removal of old concrete (approx 200lbs) & pole, and replacement with new pole/post, concrete, and rear accessible mailbox, same location. Cost to be paid ( admitted fault) by insurance of car that killed the old one.


  1. Is it just a 4×4 post or is it a cast mail box big difference. need more details of what kind of mail box you have. Did it have a cement base?

    • my mail man hit my basket ball post broke it it hit the mail box and broke it i have the plastic sleeve that fits over the 4by4

  2. If a new hole could be dug. The new post could be secured in a new cement base. Labor cost of $125 plus materials.

    If the original cement base needs to be dug up and then new post installed it could be $300 labor plus materials. I had one post that had about 300 lbs of cement used on original installation.

  3. Mailbox post with 2 separate mailboxes on it was hit by car, post broke off into ground. Will need to replace both mailboxes.

    • The cost to remove and install new post in cement would be $140 which would include assembly and attachment of new mailboxes. If you wanted a custom post designed from cedar wood that would support 2 mailboxes you would ad $80 to estimate. If you require new mailboxes then the price would vary depending on choice of mailboxes. Hope this is helpful!

  4. I need a new mailbox post Installed. The prior one was metal and broke from years of weather and now is two metal pieces sticking out of the cement slab out near the curb. How much should this cost to saw the cement and re cement a new post in. I already purchased the post and supplies so it would just be the labor costs.

    • Labor to remove all existing materials, prepare hole for new post at approximately 24 inches below ground level. Install level post supported by cement at the base and attachment of mailbox. You are looking at $140. Hope this is helpful.

  5. Depending on whether it is a new install (no concrete in the ground) or replacement (remove old concrete) it would be $150 – $200 for labor which would include mailbox assembly if necessary.

    There are enough different types of mailboxes and quality that material prices could vary quite a bit from less than $100 to $300. For an additional charge for the time & materials, I am always happy to pick up the the mailbox for the homeowner’s convenience.

  6. I need an installation estimate for an insurance company for my mailbox which was hit and knocked out of the ground by a car. What would be the cost for the removal of the old concrete (which needs to be dug up) labor and materials and replacing the mailbox? It was a Whitehall Bronze in-ground with post.

  7. I need an installation estimate for an insurance company for my metal mailbox and metal post which was backed into by a commercial van and knocked out of the ground. What would be the cost for the removal of the old concrete, labor and materials to replace with new metal post and mailbox?

  8. A local school bus company hit my mailbox they are requiring an etimate to pay for the damage the original was a large box 12″wide x 15″ high X 24″ deep, it was supported by an aluminum post set in concrete what is a fair replacement price?

  9. 12″ wide x 15″ high X 24″ deep box a round aluminum post set in concrete old post and concrete needs to be dug out.

  10. post was set in the sidewalk next to the curb. post rotted, and broke off at sidewalk surface leaving remaining of the post still in the hole. what do you recommend, and how much would you charge to just replace the post to leagle height.

    thank you

    jim edwards

  11. I need an insurance estimate for a Gibraltar Cast Aluminum Mailbox and Post Combo (OldeTowne). The original was struck by a car and the concrete unmounted from the ground with all parts completely destroyed.


  12. So i need an estimate of how much it would be to replace just the mailbox, not the post? My home is rented out and i cant be there to do it myself.

  13. Replace mailbox and post with part of the concrete driveway . Looks like a 2’×2′ cut out of driveway concrete. Install post. Then concrete around post at 4″ to incorporate with driveway pad.

  14. What is fair labor cost to dig hole, install post and cover the post with a pre-fab mailbox all materials supplied including cement and post. Only need labor.

  15. Movers broke my wood post and mailbox. Needs to be dug out, concrete base as well. New post and large mailbox. What estimate should I give the moving company?

What would a fair price be?