There is no “typical” cell tower lease payment. Cell tower leases range from $200/month up to $3500/month. But very few people receive lease payments in these amounts. The average is probably around $800 per month. Cell tower lease rates vary widely based on the location of the proposed tower. Zoning requirements, available land, and other issues all necessitate different lease rates. While it is true that cell tower lease rates are lower in rural areas and higher in urban areas, this is not always the case. If you have been approached by a carrier, please contact Steel in the Air– they provide cell tower lease rate consulting services.