How Much Should My Office Cubicle Cost?

Glass, Wood and Segmentation on Panels Increase Per Cubicle Cost

Glass, Wood and Segmentation on Panels Increase Per Cubicle Cost

We get this question over and over so I thought I’d take a second to give you a few guidelines when purchasing a cubicle.  There are so many variables that impact the price that it is impossible to give you an actual dollar figure so use the following list to determine your budget:

Price Per Typical- The size of the standard cubicle is the first thing you look at when determining the cost of a cubicle.  It just makes sense that a 6′ x 6′ cubicle would cost less than an 8′ x 8′.  When you are working with your designer or supplier ask them to give you a budget for 1 office “typical” in each of the sizes that you are going to be purchasing.  The price range for new office cubicles can run anywhere from $1,000 per typical to… the sky’s the limit.  For a standard project we would budget somewhere between $3,500 – $11,000 per cubicle.  We would base this on the size, options, electrical requirements, storage needs and finish selection

Options - Cubicles have tons of options and each of the options has a price tag.  In a cubicle the most expensive item is usually the panel.  Doors, wood, glass, segmentation, and height are all options that increase the cost of the cubicle.  The storage options can increase the price of a cubicle, too.  Items like lateral files, wardrobes and combo units can increase the price of each typical. 

Life Cycle - Finally, when you are looking at the cost of the cubicle you really need to look at the life cycle cost of the product along with the initial purchase price.  Find out if the product can be easily reconfigured, has a good warranty, servicing dealers, and can be recycled when you are done with the product.  These will make a big difference in the overall cost of the cubicle and should be factored in when purchasing your office cubicles.

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3 thoughts on “How Much Should My Office Cubicle Cost?

  1. Pingback: Cubicles that Fit your Budget « Jesse’s Office Design Blog

  2. I would like to purchase a cubicle for my HR manager — the dimensions are approximately 7×11 feet. I would like the panels to be soundproof, and at least 6 or 7 feet high. I’d like a door on one of the 7′ sides, and would prefer if the door were able to be locked.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Amy.

    • Hi Amy,

      A couple of notes…
      1. Panel systems have a NRC (noise reduction) coefficient of .65 but they won’t be sound proof. If you want to create speech privacy you should plan on sound masking, etc.
      2. Do you have any preference for materials? Fabric? Metal? Glass? We can help you select.
      We’ll give you a shout on your email for more info. Kathie

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