How Much Does A Warrant Officer Earn In South Africa

A Warrant Officer is a highly specialized expert and trainer in his or her career field.

Warrant Officer Salary In South Africa

The average South African Police Service Warrant Officer monthly pay in South Africa is approximately R 14 375, which meets the national average. Salary information comes from 22 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

How long does it take to become a warrant officer?

Soldiers selected to become warrant officers are in for “a demanding program initially,” Sutton said.

They must attend Warrant Officer Candidate School, which is five to seven weeks long, depending on the soldier, followed by the Warrant Officer Basic Course.

Can you join the Army as a warrant officer?

The prime candidate for WO has 5 – 8 years of active federal service (AFS) and meets all other prerequisites. 

You can apply regardless of AFS but require a waiver if you have 12 years or more (Technicians) or not exceeded 8 years or more (Aviator) of AFS.

What rank do you have to be to become a warrant officer?


The regular Warrant Officer Selection Program requires a minimum of eight years of enlistment upon the date of appointment (not commissioned), proof and/or demonstration of their exceedingly technical proficiency within their MOS field, and achieved the rank and pay grade of Sergeant (E-5) or above.

How do I become a warrant officer in SAPS?

Generic Requirements:

 Applicants must display competency in the core functions of the post;
 Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be
 Be in possession of a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational);
 Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification;
 Must have no criminal record or pending criminal/ departmental cases;
 Computer literacy, interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills;
 At least a valid light vehicle driver’s license).
 The post requirements are applicable as specified in addition to the generic minimum requirements as specified in the specific post.

Additional Post Requirements:

 Be in possession of a three (3) year Degree or Diploma recorded on the National Learner Record Database on NQF level 6 or higher in Natural Sciences with Information Technology or Quality Management being an added advantage;
 Knowledge of ISO 17025, 17020, 14001, 9001 and 45001, NMISA, Minimum Information Security Standard (MISS) Act and Good Laboratory / Manufacturing Practice will be an added advantage;
 Relevant experience in the field of the post will be an advantage;
 Skills in respect of decision-making, communication, strategic thinking, presentation, report writing, word processing, excel spreadsheets,
facilitation, inter-and intra-personnel relations and management skills.

Core Responsibilities:

 Facilitate the implementation of technical management including the development, optimization, verification of suitability, and validation/
verification of methods;
 Advancement, enhancement and maintenance of Technology by applying international best practices regarding method validation and
instrument maintenance;
 Prepare and review quality documents regarding technical matters and facilitating the installation, classification, and decommissioning of
 Maintain equipment inventory;
 Facilitate equipment calibration and standardization according to Quality Manual and reduced equipment downtime and effective instrument