Average Salary For Prison Warden In South Africa

Prison wardens are tasked with ensuring that their correctional facility is safe for both the staff and the inmates. This involves determining training standards for the correctional officers and other staff (kitchen workers, janitorial, medical staff, etc.).


A prison warder was injured during a riot.

Prison Warden Salary In South Africa

An early career Prison Warden with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R102,645 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Prison Warden with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R169,000 based on 6 salaries.

How do you become a prison warden in South Africa?

Candidates must be South African citizens.

You must have a valid ID book, document, or card proving citizenship.

Must be older than 21 and younger than 35.

Applicants must have a Grade 12 certificate.

You must not have any criminal record.

Applicants must be proficient in the English language.

What qualifications do I need to be a prison warden?

Qualifications and Training

College degree in law enforcement, corrections, business management, sociology, justice administration, English, or criminal justice.

A year or more of experience managing correctional facilities.

Successful completion of a polygraph and drug test, along with a thorough background examination.

How do you address a prison warden?

8. Prisoners must always address the guards as “Mr. Correctional Officer,” and the warden as “Mr.Chief Correctional Officer.”