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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)   $46,886
Cadet (21 years +)   $63,950
Probationary Constable   $74,606
Constable 1 to 7 $77,128 to $92,259
Senior Constable 1 to 6 $92,720 to $106,174
Senior Constable 1st Class 1 to 6 $95,411 to $108,865
Sergeant 1 to 5 $110,624 to $122,651
Senior Sergeant 1 to 5 $124,569 to $136,004
Inspector 1 to 3$153,445 to $171,023
Chief inspector   $176,434
Superintendent 1 to 3 $176,992 to $192,743          
Chief Superintendent   $200,181

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.