Loss Prevention Agent Salary (United States)

Loss Prevention Agents in the United States typically take home $11.50 per hour. Pay starts at $8.64 per hour and can approach $15.47 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but tenure and location are influential factors as well. 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. Most Loss Prevention Agents are men (78 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Loss Prevention Agents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Loss Prevention Agent Salary (?
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$25,760 - $53,481
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MEDIAN: $35,507
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Loss Prevention Agent Salary (?
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$8.64 - $15.47
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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  
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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. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $28,798—but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $19,195 while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $38K.
Salaries are easily beat at Sears Holdings Corporation, where median pay comes to just $20,111, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $16,287 and ending at $27K, range in salary is rather small. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Macy's, Inc. ($23,129) and The Gap Inc. ($26,342).

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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For those looking to make money, Loss Prevention Agents in Phoenix enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. 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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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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