Construction Cost Estimates for Church in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a church using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 17000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a church in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of church models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

Church Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 24.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 17000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Church Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Steel Truss

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $126.03 $2,142,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $31.51 $535,600
Architectural Fees 11% $17.33 $294,600
Total Building Cost $174.87 $2,972,700
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $115.97 $1,971,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $28.99 $492,900
Architectural Fees 11% $15.95 $271,100
Total Building Cost $160.91 $2,735,500

Church Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Wood Arch

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Church Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Truss

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Church Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Wood Arch

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--

Church Square Foot Cost Assuming Stone with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Truss

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--

Church Square Foot Cost Assuming Stone with Concrete Block Back-up / Wood Arch

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)
Architectural Fees
Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--