Average Police Officer Salary in South Africa

R185,534
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R15,266
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The average salary for a Police Officer in South Africa is R185,534.
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R123k
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R186k
50%
R308k
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MEDIAN R185,534
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Salary
R123k - R308k
Bonus
R10k - R29k
Total Pay
R122k - R317k

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Job Description for Police Officer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Police Officer

Career Paths

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Police Officer
Police Sergeant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R138,025 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R160,672 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R188,235 based on 93 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R267,070.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 323 survey responses.
Early Career
27.6%
Mid Career
26.3%
Experienced
28.8%
Late Career
17.3%