Director of Loss Prevention Salary

Directors of Loss Prevention in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly three in four have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $82K annually, but may range from $47K to $142K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men account for the majority of Directors of Loss Prevention who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Loss Prevention, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,522 - $129,146
MEDIAN: $82,313

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$46,787 - $141,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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.


Director of Loss Prevention Tasks

  • 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’s 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.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Directors of Loss Prevention. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $58K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $70K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $103K.

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Experience Affects Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


12 %
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 16%