Loss Prevention Associate Salary

An average Loss Prevention Associate in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.99 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by tenure and geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although more than half have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Male Loss Prevention Associates are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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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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


Sears Holdings Corporation, Kmart Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Burlington Coat Factory, and JCPenney are top-notch employers for Loss Prevention Associates in this area. Loss Prevention Associates flock to JCPenney for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $26K lead the pack in compensation.

With a median salary of $19K, Kmart Corporation provides Loss Prevention Associates with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $21K, limiting employee salary growth.

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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