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Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States can expect wages of $14.30 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.56 per hour, and the top verges on $19.05. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the particular city and the individual firm are influential factors as well. There are more male Loss Prevention Investigators than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, slightly less than a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$24,494 - $68,635
(Median)
$24K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,909
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$10.56 - $19.05
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,494 - $68,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$807 - $1,323  
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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$23,219 - $58,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $19.05  
   
Overtime
$5.35 - $31.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$807 - $1,323  
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).
)
$23,219 - $58,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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


For Loss Prevention Investigators, comfortable salaries can be found at Macy's, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $35K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($18K versus $54K) is great.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Loss Prevention Investigators make a median salary of $44K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $48K.

Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 22%