How Much Does It Cost to Install a Ceiling Fan?

During the summer, ceiling fans can be a great thing to have in your home. It seems as if the process to install one is difficult though. Getting it done on your own may not be possible. So, how much does it cost to install a ceiling fan? Today, we will be going over ceiling fans in depth and learning more about their installation costs. and if you have yet purchased a ceiling fan for your backyard please check out our reviews here

​Influencing Factors

Influencing Factors

There is no one answer to the question of how much does it cost to install a ceiling fan. There are entirely too many different aspects and factors to consider when it comes to installation. As such, will go over each of these factors and giving a more general idea of the cost.


There are several different types of ceiling fans that you can get installed. This can easily affect the price of the installation as it can make installing the fan harder or easier. So, let's go over some of the types of ceiling fans.

Rotational: these are some of the most expensive ceiling fans to install with installing costs ranging from $200-$3000. These ceiling fans have dual heads and rotate in a specific direction.

Hanging propeller: Just as it sounds, this type of ceiling fan hangs on a rod and are perfect for taller ceilings. Installation costs can go up to around $600

Standard: Lastly, you have your normal ceiling fans. These typically can be installed for as low as $50 and as high as $1000. The blades are typically orthogonal to the ceiling and have a light fixture already installed on them.  

Overall Average


You should expect to pay for a trained professional to install your ceiling fan. Typically, they will work by the hour and their hourly wages are extremely high. For one to two hours of work installing your fan, you can spend up to $250 or $90 per hour max.


Most devices like ceiling fans have an installation price that is based on the size of the fan that you will need to get installed. As a general rule of thumb, the larger the fan you want installed, the more it will cost to get it installed. 

There is a bit more that goes into the size of a ceiling fan though. When it comes to the size of a ceiling fan, it is typically measured based off the blade span. To add on to this, measuring the blade span is dependent on the number of blades the fan has. If it is an even number of blades, you can calculate the blade span by measuring the length from the end of two opposing blades. As for an odd number of blades, you can measure the tip of the blade down to the center of the ceiling fan and then multiple that value by two.

​Fans up to 36-inches can cost around $140 max. For 44-inches, installation can go up to $380, and so forth.

Overall Average 

So, now that you have a better idea of what influences the cost of ceiling fan installation, we can give a general consensus price. Overall, it can cost anywhere from $500 to $600 for ceiling fan installation. Depending on the factors discussed above, however, it can also be as cheap as $50. Personal preference always plays a factor as well as labor costs. Not every factor will influence your price, but if you go in expecting to spend up to $600, you should be alright.