R172,814
Avg. Salary
R88.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

R15,356

Bonus

R30.50

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Police Officer is R88.99 per hour.

The average pay for a Police Officer is R172,814 per year.

R0.00
10%
R88.99
50%
R0.00
90%
MEDIAN R88.99
R110k
10%
R173k
50%
R281k
90%
MEDIAN R172,814
R109,631 - R280,703
R110K
R170K
R280K
MEDIAN: R172,814
10%
50%
90%
R0R289K
Salary R109,631 - R280,703
Bonus R4,122 - R30,411
Profit Sharing R30.50
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R110,695 - R289,579
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 352

Job Description for Police Officer

A police officer is part of one of the three areas of our criminal justice system. Members of the police force are responsible for enforcing the law. An officer will patrol neighborhoods to deter criminal activity as well as monitor any threat to public safety. A police officer will respond to incidents and complaints reported to the police department, document interactions with suspects, victims, and witnesses, and collect evidence at the scene of the crime. Police officers arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence from them, and testify in court about cases in which they were involved. A member of the police force will also work with the community to coordinate community service events and outreach programs and to offer educational services to the neighborhoods the officer patrols. A police officer must complete the police academy training program, and quite often a certificate or degree in a criminal justice program is required. People applying to join the police force must pass a strict background check including their criminal history, driving record, and credit reports, in order to ensure that all members of the police force are upstanding members of society who will be a good fit with the community. A police officer must be in and remain in good physical condition, as the job may sometimes require strenuous physical activity. Hours for the position vary and are subject to changes based on the availability of other employees, and quite often a police officer will work night shifts and weekends. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

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.

Police Officer Pay By Employer

$0$124K

$75,123

$38,991

U.S. Army
13 profiles
$37,553

$58,462

$62,764

$65,939

City of Dallas
6 profiles
$62,000

$113,200

$75,924

City of Memphis
4 profiles
$56,134

Police Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

Pay by Experience for a Police Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Police Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R125,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Police Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R153,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Police Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R188,000 based on 109 salaries. A Police Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R264,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R174,403

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Police Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Police Officer?

Police Officer in Cape Town:
"It's less strenuous."
Pros: The people of Cape Town are always welcoming. It's easy to conduct investigation and obtain required information.
Cons: The less exposure of the communities to education system.

Police Officer in GAUTENG:
"It can be very dangerous to perform."
Always be on high alert when performing your duties, hard training minimise casualities in the line of duty.

Key Stats for Police Officer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Police Officer Salaries

▲51%

▲8%

National Average
R174,000

▼12%

▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 14%