Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Average Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States make around $14.91 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.20 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.17 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the specific company. While some workers in this profession — just under a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Male Loss Prevention Investigators are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Loss Prevention Investigators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,379 - $72,352
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,674
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$11.20 - $20.17
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
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 (?
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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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Although Macy's, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $35K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $18K on the low end all the way up to $54K at the top.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

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


Loss Prevention Investigators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $41K. Loss Prevention Investigators see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $45K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
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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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