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Average Police Officer Salary in South Africa

R182,521
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R15,183
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The average salary for a Police Officer in South Africa is R182,521.
10%
ZAR 139k
MEDIAN
ZAR 183k
90%
ZAR 298k
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What Do Police Officers Do?

Police Officer Tasks
  • Patrol neighborhoods to prevent and stop crimes and threats to safety.
  • Coordinate community work and outreach and offer educational services.
  • Arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence, and testify about cases.
  • Respond to incidents and complaints, document interactions, and collect evidence.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Police Officers?

An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R142,319 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R164,228 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R188,835 based on 70 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R271,101.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 251 survey responses.
Early Career
29.1%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
27.9%
Late Career
17.5%