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Director of Loss Prevention Salary

With somewhere 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 $47K to $135K per year and averages out to $80K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Directors of Loss Prevention enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Directors of Loss Prevention (89 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,625 - $125,968
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$46K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,769
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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Salary
$45,625 - $125,968  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,802  
Profit Sharing
$884 - $5,139  
Total Pay (?
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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$46,504 - $135,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $61K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $69K. On average, Directors of Loss Prevention make $90K following one to two decades on the job. Directors of Loss Prevention who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $100K.

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Experience Affects Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 15%
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