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FAQ003: How much should I expect to spend on a reliable pressure washer?

Pressure Washer PricesThis frequently asked question, and variations like:

  • What’s the most expensive pressure washer?
  • What’s the most affordable?
  • Which pressure washer is the biggest ripoff?

Are common. So I’ll just answer them in detail on this page:

Pressure Washer Prices 101

Let me introduce you to the pressure washer price ranges that I’ll use to list out what you get within each.

  • Up to $150
  • $150 – $300
  • $300 – $800
  • $800 – $2,000
  • $2,000 – $4,000
  • $4,000 and Beyond

Answers:

  • Most affordable is ~$99
  • Ripoff is maybe heavy-duty DeWalt ~$1,100? Since the Simpson same unit is ~50% price
  • Most expensive is ~$25,000

This list is an “on-the-average” list so whatever was represented mostly in each range will be listed, outliers ignored.

Up to $150

Cold Water Electric 

$150 – $300

Cold Water Electric

Cold Water Gas

  • Medium-duty (residential)

$300 – $800

Cold Water Electric

  • Light-duty (professional)

Cold Water Gas

$800 – $2000

Cold Water Electric

  • Medium-duty (professional)

Hot Water Electric

  • Light-duty (semi-pro)

Cold Water Gas

  • Heavy-duty (4,200 PSI, 4 GPM) (pro)
  • Belt-drive (4,000 PSI, 4 GPM) (pro)

$2000 – $4000

Cold Water Electric

  • Heavy-duty (4,000 PSI, 3.5 GPM) (pro)

Hot Water Electric

  • Medium-duty (2,500 PSI, 3 GPM) (pro)

Cold Water Gas

  • Belt-drive (5,000 PSI, 5 GPM) (pro)
  • Skid-mounted medium-duty with 150-gallon water tank (pro)

Hot Water Gas

  • Medium-duty (2,700 PSI, 3 GPM) (pro)
  • Heavy-duty (4,000 PSI, 4 GPM) (pro)

$4000 and Beyond

Hot Water Electric

  • Heavy-duty (3,000 PSI, 4 GPM) (pro)
  • Skid-mounted belt-drive heavy-duty (pro)

Cold Water Gas

  • Belt-drive (7,000 PSI, 4 GPM) (pro)
  • Trailer mounted heavy-duty with 150-gallon water tank (pro)

Hot Water Gas

  • Skid-mounted belt-drive heavy-duty (5,000 PSI, 5.5 GPM) (pro)
  • Most expensive ($25k): Trailer mounted belt-drive heavy-duty (5,000 PSI, 5.5 GPM) with 300-gallon water tank and generator (pro)

There you have it, all the pressure washer price categories on one page.