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)||$39,010|
|Cadet (21 years +)||$59,723|
|Constable||1 to 7||$71,654 to $83,530|
|Senior Constable||1 to 6||$85,734 to $99,076|
|Senior Constable 1st Class||1 to 6||$85,734 to $101,744|
|Sergeant||1 to 5||$103,997 to $114,169|
|Senior Sergeant||1 to 5||$116,641 to $123,622|
|Inspector||1 to 3||$144,039 to $157,021|
|Superintendent||1 to 3||$163,488 to $177,008|
The above rates are valid as of 1 January 2021. 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.
The Centre for Leader Development at the police academy provides integrated training programs for leadership, supervision and management, fostering your continuous learning and development.