Loss Prevention Associate Salary

Earnings for Loss Prevention Associates in the United States come in at around $10.99 per hour on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by years of experience and geography. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and nearly one-half have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Loss Prevention Associates are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,677 - $60,000
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$32K
$60K
MEDIAN: $32,422
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$8.96 - $15.24
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,677 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
Profit Sharing
$475.00  
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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$18,742 - $34,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $15.24  
   
Overtime
$3.88 - $24.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$475.00  
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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$18,742 - $34,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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Job Description for Loss Prevention Associate

A loss prevention associate works in a retail location such as a department store. The aim of the loss prevention associate is to minimize the material losses that the business incurs. The loss prevention associate patrols the store in order to prevent shoplifting from happening and to apprehend customers in the process of shoplifting.

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Loss Prevention Associate Tasks

  • Monitor surveillance equipment for shoplifters.
  • Apprehend shoplifting suspects.
  • Develop and implement strategies to prevent or reduce loss.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Associate


Known for taking on a considerable number of Loss Prevention Associates, Sears Holdings Corporation, Kmart Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Burlington Coat Factory, and JCPenney are leading firms in the industry. Loss Prevention Associates seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at JCPenney, where the average salary comes to $26K.

Salaries are easily beat at Kmart Corporation, where median pay comes to just $19K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $17K and ending at $21K, range in salary is rather small.

Loss Prevention Associate Reviews

What is it like working as a Loss Prevention Associate?

Loss Prevention Associate in Virginia Beach:
"I had to formulate my own system."
Pros: Extremely Flexible Schedule. Bonuses. Semiannual Pay Raises based on performance. Quiet work environment. Make my own policies to manage sources of profit loss. I am trusted to manage all necessary tasks on my own.
Cons: Some projects have deadlines that require that I stick to a precise schedule. Since the work I do does not need to be finished immediately, it is seen as less important. As a result, I am often pulled away from my work to complete other tasks.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$24,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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