Australian Police Salary Comparison Chart

Police Service
 Training Salary
 Constable Salary
Estimated Full Time Salary inclusive of shift penalties and overtime
  $1,811.53 gross per fortnight
  $70,217 p.a.
  $84,999 p.a.
 New South Wales
  $0.00 (16 week online course)
  $ 1,360 per week(16 week course).
  $ 80,733 p.a.
 $75,604 p.a. (First 12 weeks)
  $75,604 p.a.
  $85,660 p.a.
Western Australia
  $65,589 p.a. (28 week course)
  $83,544 p.a.
  $103,463 p.a.
South Australia
 $41,398 p.a.(18-20 years) - $63,378 p.a. (21 years +) (approx. 29 week course)
  $73,938 p.a.
  $88,643 p.a.
  $58,253 p.a. (31 week course)
  $69,298 p.a.
  $85,929 p.a.
 Northern Territory
$66,341 p.a first 4 months $70,321 p.a. after 4 months to graduation
 $77,354 p.a.
  $99,013 p.a.
 Australian Federal Police
  $59,252 p.a. (24 week course)
  $61,480 p.a.
  $75,005 p.a.

Salaries listed per annum (p.a.). Note that this is at a pro rata rate for the training courses which are all shorter than a full year.

Constable Salaries listed are as per Probationary Constable rank on graduation. Length of probation is normally one to two years.

Estimated full time salaries calculated on general duties policing within the metro area. These figures may vary significantly depending on your posting.

“Oh… you’re a Cop?? That’s cool. I wanted to do that when I was a kid. What do you make?”


I make holding your hand seem like the biggest thing in the world when someone just tried to hurt you.

I make 5 minutes seem like a lifetime when I am fighting a suspect while waiting for back up.

I make those annoying sirens seem like angels when you need them.

I can make your children breathe when they stop.

I make myself get out of bed at 3:00 a.m. to risk my life to save people I’ve never met.

I make it possible to keep back the chaos every day.

I make going to work for your family’s safety a duty that I will die for.

I make myself work holidays, weekends, nights, during snow storms and other disasters.

Today, I might make the ultimate sacrifice to save your life.

I make a difference.

What do you make?

– Author Unknown