Director of Loss Prevention Salary

With a little under three-quarters of Directors of Loss Prevention in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $48K to $137K per year and averages out to $80K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,189 - $125,871
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$46K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,769
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$46,189 - $125,871  
   
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$0.00 - $22,669  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $17,500  
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$47,761 - $136,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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Job Description for Director of Loss Prevention

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

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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.


Directors of Loss Prevention with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $57K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Directors of Loss Prevention who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $101K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 16%
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