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Loss Prevention Agent Salary

Loss Prevention Agents in the United States pull down an average of $11.78 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.00 per hour to $15.98. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though career length and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Loss Prevention Agents survey respondents are men (77 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,292 - $58,723
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,888
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$9.00 - $15.98
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,292 - $58,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,233  
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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$19,018 - $37,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $15.98  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $24.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,233  
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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$19,018 - $37,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 476

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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


Macy's, Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., The Gap Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, and Old Navy are top-notch employers for Loss Prevention Agents in this area. Employees of Nordstrom, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $29K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $19K to $38K.

Offering a median salary of only $21K, Sears Holdings Corporation pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $16K to $31K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $24K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $29K. Loss Prevention Agents with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $26K.

Loss Prevention Agent Reviews

What is it like working as a Loss Prevention Agent at Macy's, Inc.?

Loss Prevention Agent in Denver:
"Macy's Security Is Great Work!"
Pros: This detective position is undercover, usually full time and very exciting work. This job is great for a young person who is serious about proving themselves and they can grow in an industry that is always respected. If you expect a lot from yourself this job is for you! You gotta be tough and willing to defend yourself. MOST of all you have to be able to make the right decision under extreme stress and physical danger. You will always be expected to perform perfectly because you create alot of potential legal liability while performing your role. This is a positive and a negative.
Cons: This job gives a strong sense of ownership and it can be easy to take the theft personally or worry about losses when you are not working. When you capture a shoplifter that expresses their feelings about being captured negatively your professionalism maybe tested. You will always be expected to perform perfectly because you create alot of potential legal liability while performing your role. This is a positive and a negative.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Agent Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 36%
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