Directors of Loss Prevention in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $79K per year, but may range from $45K to $146K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,373 - $130,368
$44K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,236
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$44,373 - $130,368  
   
Bonus
$20.27 - $29,233  
Profit Sharing
$8,898  
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$44,680 - $145,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Director of Loss Prevention

Directors of loss prevention work primarily in retail organizations in which merchandise is in high demand, and their work is essential to these organizations to prevent loss of inventory. They are responsible for investigating situations in which products may be missing or stolen, as well as overseeing other loss prevention officers and performing audits throughout departments to ensure nothing has been stolen. They also record daily, weekly, and monthly reports for company executives which provide useful data to develop strategies to prevent the loss of stolen merchandise.

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Director of Loss Prevention Tasks

  • Supervise and direct a team of loss prevention personnel, and evaluate the performance of individuals and the department.
  • Develop and implement strategies and technology for reducing shrink in all of a company's stores.
  • Coordinate investigations of stolen merchandise, property, or cash, with local managers and the police.
  • Institute programs which reduce losses, such as discouraging internal dishonesty and teaching employees how to identify shoplifters.
  • Oversee store audits of merchandise and cash, and ensure audits comply with company policies and procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Loss Prevention

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $54K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $65K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. Directors of Loss Prevention who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $92K.

Director of Loss Prevention Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Loss Prevention?

Director of Loss Prevention in Jacksonville:
"Work hard and put the right people right positions."
Always prioritize your company's best interests. Work hard and ensure that you place people based on their skill sets and merit and not based on relationships. The production of your team will dictate whether your success will grow or flounder.

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Key Stats for Director of Loss Prevention

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
041
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

National Average
$81,000

Forensic Interviewing
up arrow 10%

Security Risk Management
up arrow 42%

Inventory Control
up arrow 44%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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