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South African Police Force Salary Structure (2022)

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This article is about the current salary structure of the South Africa Police Force, one of the top security agencies in South Africa this 2022, and the primary law enforcement agency in the country. If you want to know how much officers and men of the South Africa police earn, then this post will enlighten you on just that. Bear in mind that this current salary scale is the most recent as approved by the Federal Government of South Africa under President Muhammadu Buhari.

South African Police Force Salary Structure

As aforementioned, the South Africa Police Force is the primary law enforcement agency in the country that is responsible for maintaining law and order. Presently, this top paramilitary agency in South Africa has about 371,800 men and officers in their ranks, and it is the duty of these officers to make sure that security of life and properties in the country is well carried out. In the future, the number of officers of the South Africa Police Force is expected to be almost double the current number to about 650,000 men to cater for the security of the civil populace in the country.

There are currently 36 State commands of the South Africa Police Force spread across the 36 States in South Africa, grouped into 12 different zones, and controlled by 7 different administrative organs. At the helm of the command structure of the South Africa Police Force is the Inspector General of Police who heads the Force. The current salary structure of the NPF is discussed in detail as we proceed.

South Africa POLICE FORCE SALARY STRUCTURE 2022: HOW MUCH OFFICERS ARE PAID 

Presently there are 2000 police stations spread across every state in the country, and The South Africa Police has exclusive jurisdiction all over the federation. The force consists of different departments, kindly see the link at the beginning of this article for more information about the force, its history and ranks.

The NPF supports the Nigeria Customs Service, the South Africa Immigration Service and the Nigeria Prisons Service to carry out their functions and their headquarters is located at Louis Edet House, Shehu Shagari Way, Area 11, Garki, Johannesburg. Below are the salary structure ranges for every officer in the South Africa Police Force per month and per year.

On the average, the Inspector General of Police who heads the South African Police Force reportedly earns over R$ 25,620 as salary per month and this amounts to a sum total of just over R$ 292,800 per year.

Estimated monthly salaries of other officers of the South African Police Force this 2022 include the following:

  • Deputy Inspector General of Police: Salary per month – R$ 20,005.73, Salary per year – R$ 240,872.76.
  • Assistant Inspector General of Police: Salary per month – R$ 18,291.87, Salary per year – R$ 219,022.44
  • Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (Step 6): Salary per month – R$ 9,764.79, Salary per year R$ 117,333.48
  • Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (Step 7): Salary per month – R$ 8,883.65, Salary per year – R$ 107,587.8
  • Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (Step 10): Salary per month – R$ 6,705.73, Salary per year – R$ 80,228.73
  • Chief Of Superintendent Of Police On Grade 12 (Step 8): Salary per month – R$ 6,298.06, Salary per year – R$ 76,068.72
  • Superintendent Of Police on Grade 12 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 6,298.06, Salary per year –  R$ 76,068.72
  • Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (Step 10): Salary per month – R$ 6,867.69, Salary per year – R$ 76,068.72
  • Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 5,910.29, Salary per year – R$ 71,739.48
  • Deputy Superintendent Of Police on Grade 10 (Step 10): Salary per month – R$ 6,237.69, Salary per year – R$ 75,796.28
  • Deputy Superintendent Of Police On Grade 10 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 5,444.29, Salary per year – R$ 65,799.48
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (Step 10): Salary per month – R$ 5,721.39, Salary per year – R$ 69,820.68
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 5,000.06, Salary per year – R$ 60,392.72
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (Step 10): Salary per month – R$ 5,276.07, Salary per year – R$ 63,824.84
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 4,670.68, Salary per year – R$ 1,531,256.16
  • Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (Step 10): Salary per month is – R$ 3,189.70, Salary per year – R$ 38,628.4
  • Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 2,680.51, Salary per year – R$ 32,163.12
  • Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (Step 10): Salary per month – R$ 2,277.88, Salary per year – R$ 27,320.56
  • Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 2,018.81, Salary per year – R$ 24,220.72
  • Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (Step 10): Salary per month – R$ 2,049.84, Salary per year – R$ 24,584.08
  • Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 1,777.88, Salary per year – R$ 21,319.56
  • Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (Step 10): Salary per month – R$ 1,871.59, Salary per year – R$ 22,449.08
  • Police Corporal On Grade 04 (Step 1): Salary per month – R$ 1,637.53, Salary per year – R$ 19,639.36
  • Police Constable Grade Level 03: Salary per month – R$ 1,585.80, Salary per year – R$ 19,015.6
  • Police Constable Grade Level 10: Salary per month – R$ 51,113.59, Salary per year –  R$ 22,449.08
  • Police Recruit: This is the lowest rank in the South Africa Police Force and the salary per month for this rank is R$ 330.42, while the total salary per year for a police recruit is R$ 3,961.

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