Director of Loss Prevention Salary

The majority of Directors of Loss Prevention in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $138K per year, and the median is $79K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Directors of Loss Prevention report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,189 - $127,554
(Median)
$46K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,901
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Salary
$46,189 - $127,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,468  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $17,500  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,761 - $138,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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’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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Loss Prevention. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $57K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $100K 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
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 16%
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