Director of Loss Prevention Salary

With between two-thirds and three-fourths 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 $138K per year and averages out to $80K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. Male Directors of Loss Prevention far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most Directors of Loss Prevention report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,611 - $127,883

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Salary
$46,611 - $127,883  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,301  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $17,500  
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$48,017 - $138,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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

  • 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.


For many Directors of Loss Prevention, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $57K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $70K. Directors of Loss Prevention see a median salary of $89K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

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