Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Average Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States make around $14.91 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.20 per hour on the low end to $20.17 on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though the particular city and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. More than half of Loss Prevention Investigators (67 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,379 - $72,352
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,674
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$11.20 - $20.17
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$11
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,379 - $72,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$25,560 - $60,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $20.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$14.41 - $33.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$25,560 - $60,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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Job Description for Loss Prevention Investigator

Loss-prevention investigators are responsible for the protection of assets within their retail store. These investigators generally who work within their store and sometimes within an office, and may work independently or on a team.

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Loss Prevention Investigator Tasks

  • Document attempted and actual thefts, including prevention measures and their effects.
  • Monitor employees and cash registers to identify potential and actual problems.
  • Oversee electronic and inventory methods to reduce theft and losses.
  • Monitor retail space via remote cameras and in-person surveillance.
  • Identify, isolate, search, and call police when suspects are identified.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Investigator


Although Macy's, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $35K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $18K to $54K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

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


For Loss Prevention Investigators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. Loss Prevention Investigators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Loss Prevention Investigators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $45K on average.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$38,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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