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Director of Loss Prevention Salary

Directors of Loss Prevention in the United States can expect to earn an average of $76K per year. Male Directors of Loss Prevention far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Loss Prevention like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$45,573 - $121,721
MEDIAN: $75,880

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$45,573 - $121,721  
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$46,695 - $131,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $56K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $68K. On average, Directors of Loss Prevention make $88K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $99K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Experience Affects Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 11%