Salary and benefits

The NSW Police Force offers an attractive salary and benefits package for employees.

The starting salary as a probationary constable is around $76,425.00 plus allowances in the first year, including some shift penalties. There is also a range of other benefits such as further training, study leave, and the opportunity to follow one of over 100 specialist paths.


There is annual incremental progression from lower ranks to senior constable, including regular salary increases.

Rank Annual salary
Probationary Constable $76,425
Constable Level 2 $79,310
Constable Level 3 $82,190
Constable Level 4 $85,071
Constable Level 5 $86,517

Leave entitlement

You are entitled to various types of leave. Some examples are:

  • annual leave (up to 6 weeks per year)
  • Family and Community Service (FACS) leave
  • sick leave (15 days per year)
  • leave without pay (where approved by the commander)
  • extended, or long service leave
  • time off in lieu of overtime.

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