Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Median pay for Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.59 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.74 per hour on the low end to $20.09 on the high end. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Male Loss Prevention Investigators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,409 - $70,799
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,509
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50%
90%

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$10.74 - $20.09
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,409 - $70,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$807 - $2,035  
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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$24,444 - $60,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $20.09  
   
Overtime
$6.71 - $32.90  
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 - $5,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$807 - $2,035  
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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$24,444 - $60,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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


Macy's, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $35K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $18K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $54K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. Loss Prevention Investigators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $47K.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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