What Is A Traffic Officer's Salary?

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Traffic Officers are often talked about as heroic professionals because of the skills they have that bring order on the roads. Have you ever wondered about how much traffic officers earn?


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Traffic Officers have a duty to enforce the rules of the road and make sure it is followed by road users, including pedestrians to prevent road crashes and deaths on our roads. 

Traffic Officers generally have a positive impact on the safety of people on the roads and in the community. 

You can work for the government, municipality or any government agency such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), Cross Border Transport Agency or other national road and transport agencies.

To succeed in a position as a Traffic Officer you need to be able able to work with people, direct road users, listen to and make smart decisions as well as possess good observation skills and be able to solve complex issues on the road when they arise.

How To Become A Traffic Officer

To become a Traffic Officer, you will first need to be employed by a provincial government, a municipality or a government entity such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) or the Cross Border Road Transport Agency.

The minimum requirements to become a traffic officer are:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (No specific subjects needed)
  • No criminal record · Code B driving Licence (manual transmission)
  • Medical Certificate – that a person may do strenuous exercises
  • Must be employed by a Local or Provincial Authority.

So what is the salary of a Traffic Officer?  

According to Indeed, the average salary of a Traffic officer is R 234 887 per year. There are different roles within the Traffic Department and the amount may differ with regards to experience or seniority level.

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