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Career progression and salaries

Some of the benefits of a career as a police officer with SA Police are the opportunity and job security that our structured career progression program offers. Outlined below are the career pathways available to our officers and the salaries offered for each rank.

Rank Increment Range Annual Salary
Junior Cadet (18-20 years)   $41,398
Cadet (21 years +)   $63,378
Probationary Constable   $73,938
Constable 1 to 7 $76,040 to $88,643
Senior Constable 1 to 6 $90,982 to $105,141
Senior Constable 1st Class 1 to 6 $93,812 to $107,972
Sergeant 1 to 5 $110,363 to $121,157
Senior Sergeant 1 to 5 $123,780 to $131,188
Inspector 1 to 3 $152,855 to $166,631
Chief inspector   $171,904
Superintendent 1 to 3 $173,495 to $187,842          
Chief Superintendent   $195,091         

Shift allowances are paid in addition to normal salaries.

This structured framework allows us to support your career progression with SA Police, assisting you to qualify to the ranks of senior constable to superintendent. Your annual salary is based on your length of service, qualifications and achieved rank.