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Cost of commercial signage

Last updated: 24th May 2019

Commercial signage services cost approximately $50/hr. However, this is only an average rate, and actual costs depend on things like the size and materials of the signage. Typically, rates can go as high as $60/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Commercial Signage Specialists on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

What are the factors affecting commercial signage prices?

If you’re about to open a new business and want to know how much money you’ll need for your signage, your best bet is to get a quote from a reputable company. The amount of cash you’ll shell out will likely depend on the following:


Signages have different shapes and sizes, and their uniqueness is part of what makes commercial establishments more appealing to customers. A big, eye-catching signage is great, but you have to be prepared for the expenses. A commercial signage like this is generally more costly because it requires more work and more materials.


Commercial signage can come in a wide variety of materials such as plywood, glass, metal, fabric, and awning. Plywood designs are the most affordable option, but they have a tendency to easily break and may need to be replaced often. Painted glass is also another budget-friendly alternative but keep in mind that this kind of signage can be difficult to see from a distance, especially if it’s against the sunlight. Metal signs are usually the most expensive and for good reason: They’re very durable, and they can be moulded into almost any shape. The only downside is that they can be pretty difficult to install.


There is really no limit to the kind of design that can be made for your signage. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want, but complexity will definitely play a part in raising the cost. Basic two-dimensional designs and lettering painted on plywood or glass are best if you’re budget-conscious. If you have the money to spare, though, you can go for more extravagant designs like those consisting of individual lettering moulded from metal.


How much is a commercial signage in every state?

New South Wales and Victoria are in agreement when it comes to the cost of commercial signage. Businesses in both states charge about $50/hr for their services. Meanwhile, commercial signage in Victoria stands at around $60/hr.

You can find plenty of commercial signage businesses that can help you. Check out’s list of the best commercial signage experts in your area.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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