As of 2016, the average price for professional installation of a chain link fence is $1,806. Most homeowners reported a cost between $1,151 and $2,631, with a low of $650 and a high of $4,300. 1,368 members of HomeAdvisor contributed to this report.
Pricing for professional fence installation varies due to many factors. Some contractors rent, rather than own, the equipment necessary for the work. Obtain detailed estimates that include sales tax, equipment details, measurement time and foundation and cementing costs, if applicable.
According to CostHelper.com, fence installation is typically done in two stages. First, the post holes are dug and the posts are set in concrete. A few days later, the post fittings and top rails are installed. Before any installation work begins, check with the local utility companies for underground lines.