Construction Cost Estimates for Post Office in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a post office 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 13000 square foot building.

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

Post Office Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 14.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 13000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Post Office Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $95.58 $1,242,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $23.89 $310,600
Architectural Fees 7% $8.36 $108,700
Total Building Cost $127.83 $1,661,800
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $87.88 $1,142,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $21.97 $285,600
Architectural Fees 7% $7.69 $100,000
Total Building Cost $117.55 $1,528,100

Post Office Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Post Office Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Post Office Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

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)
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Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--

Post Office Square Foot Cost Assuming Limestone with Concrete Block Back-up / Bearing Walls

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 $---.-- $-,---,---.--

Post Office Square Foot Cost Assuming Limestone with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

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 $---.-- $-,---,---.--