Factfile: Public Service, SANDF, Police and Prisons rank and salary levels 2008

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Below follows a table of Public Service, SA National Defence Force, SA police Service and Correctional Service ranks. 

The table shows how these relate to each other and show the minimum and maximum salaries for each rank level.

Public Service Grades and Salary Levels
Grade
Salary
(wef July 1, 2008[1] and Sept 1 2008 (for members of the SMS))
Civil Service
(Governed by Public Service Act)
SANDF
(Governed by Defence Act)
Foreign Service
Police Service
(Governed by Police Service Act)
Correctional Service
(Governed by Correctional Service Act)
Comment
Senior Management Service (SMS)
 
 
 
Officers
 
 
 
16
1,089,159-
1,226,937
Director General (DG)
(Secretary for Defence in DoD)
General/Admiral
Director General (DG)
 
Commissioner
Commissioner
 
 
 
Deputy National Commissioner
Chief
Deputy
Commissioner
 
15
833,532-
938,979
Deputy Director General
Lieutenant General/Vice Admiral
Deputy Director General
Deputy Commissioner
Deputy Commissioner
 
14
675,276-819,492
Chief Director
Major General/Rear Admiral
Chief Director
Assistant Commissioner
Assistant Commissioner
 
13
557,133-
666,123
Director
Brigadier General/Rear Admiral (Junior Grade)
Director
Director
Director
 




Middle Management
Service (MMS)
12
407,745-472,758
410,808-476,937[2]
 Deputy Director
Colonel/Captain (Navy)
 Deputy Director
Senior Superintendent
 Deputy Director
 
11
344,052-398,805
346,590-402,381[3]
Deputy Director
Colonel/Captain (Navy)
Deputy Director
Senior Superintendent
Deputy Director
 
Junior management
 
10
217,482-252,483
Assistant Director
Lieutenant Colonel/Commander
Assistant Director
Superintendent
 
Assistant Director
 
217,482-252,492[4]
9
174,243-210,489
Assistant Director
Major/Lieutenant Commander
Assistant Director
Captain
 
Senior Correctional Officer
 
174,243-206,358[5]
8
145,920-169,410
Captain/Lieutenant (Navy)
Senior Officer
Inspector
Correctional
Officer I
 
145,923-169,410
7
117,501-137,976
119,397-140,001[6]
Lieutenant/Sub-Lieutenant (Navy)
Officer
Inspector
Sergeant
Correctional
Officer II
 
6
94,326-109,515
96,030-111,486[7]
2nd Lieutenant/Ensign (Navy)
Assistant Officer
Sergeant
Constable
Correctional Officer III
 
 
5
76,194-89,346
77,937-91,383[8]
 
Constable
Correctional Officer III
 
4
64,410-74,772
65,880-76,485[9]
 
 
3
54,879-63,717
56,139-65,172[10]
 
 
 
2
47,787-53,316
48,879-54,531[11]
 
 
 
1
42,663-53,316
43,638-48,637[12]
 
 
 
                                                                                               
Grade
Salary
Civil Service
(Governed by Public Service Act)
Foreign Service
Police Service
(Governed by Police Service Act)
SANDF
(Governed by Defence Act)
Correctional Service
(Governed by Correctional Service Act)
Comment
 
 
 
 
 
 
Warrant Officers
 
 
10
217,482-252,492
 
 
 
Warrant Officer 1
 
 
9
174,243-206,358
 
 
 
Warrant Officer 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non Commissioned Officers
 
 
8
145,923-169,410
 
 
 
Staff/Flight Sergeant
Chief Petty Officer
 
 
7
119,397-140,001[13]
 
 
 
Sergeant/Petty Officer
 
 
6
96,030-111,486[14]
 
 
 
Corporal/Leading Seaman
 
 
5
77,937-91,383
 
 
 
Lance Corporal/Able Seaman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No rank
 
 
4
65,880-76,485
 
 
 
Private/Seaman
 
 


[1] Figures provided by the Department of Public Service and Administration.
[2] SANDF
[3] SANDF
[4] SANDF
[5] SANDF
[6] SANDF
[7] SANDF
[8] SANDF
[9] SANDF
[10] SANDF
[11] SANDF
[12] SANDF
[13] SANDF
[14] SANDF