An average Loss Prevention Associate in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.07 per hour. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. Most Loss Prevention Associates survey respondents are men (71 percent). Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$26,631 - $64,063
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MEDIAN: $36,292
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$9.23 - $15.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,631 - $64,063  
   
Bonus
$617  
Total Pay (?
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$19,413 - $35,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $15.60  
   
Overtime
$13.97 - $24.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$617  
   
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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$19,413 - $35,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Associate


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Loss Prevention Associates include Sears Holdings Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart Corporation, and JCPenney. Employees at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $31K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $22K and higher ones not far away at only $33K.

Loss Prevention Associate Reviews

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Associate

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Associate Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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