Loss Prevention Agent Salary (United States)

Pay for Loss Prevention Agents in the United States is typically around $11.50 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $8.64 per hour to $15.47. While years of experience and location impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—39 percent lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Making up 78 percent of the field, male Loss Prevention Agents greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction for Loss Prevention Agents is high. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Loss Prevention Agent Salary (?
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$25,760 - $53,481
(Median)
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53K
MEDIAN: $35,507
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Loss Prevention Agent Salary (?
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$8.64 - $15.47
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,760 - $53,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,011  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,221  
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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$18,316 - $35,828  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $15.47  
   
Overtime
$10.25 - $23.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,221  
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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$18,316 - $35,828  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 660
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Job Description for Loss Prevention Agent

A loss prevention agent helps prevent theft, typically at a retail establishment. They are responsible for actively scanning the store to look for potential theft, using security equipment such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) and hidden cameras, as well as by moving around on the sales floor. Other duties of a loss prevention agent include following company guidelines to successfully apprehend shoplifters, as well as identifying and reporting theft to the authorities as required.
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Loss Prevention Agent Tasks
  • Internal and external theft prevention, and physical security such as alarm, locks, CCTV, etc.
  • Document evidence of wrongdoing for police and prepare internal reports.
  • Audit inventory and identify suspicious missing items and/or activities.
  • Plainclothes investigation and apprehension of shoplifters.
  • Monitor employees and customers for suspicious behavior and conduct bag checks.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Agent

Nordstrom, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $28,798, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $19,195 to a high of $38K for base pay.
With a median salary of $20,111, Sears Holdings Corporation provides Loss Prevention Agents with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $27K, limiting employee salary growth. Workers at Macy's, Inc. and The Gap Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $23,129 and $26,342, respectively.

Pay Difference By Location

Phoenix
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New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$25,000
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Loss Prevention Agents will find that Phoenix offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Loss Prevention Agents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent) and Los Angeles (+9 percent).

Experience Affects Loss Prevention Agent Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 39%
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