Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States can expect wages of $15.47 per hour on average. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Loss Prevention Investigators is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a fair number have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. More than half of Loss Prevention Investigators (64 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,324 - $83,850
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$84K
MEDIAN: $50,301
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$11.28 - $20.52
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$11
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,324 - $83,850  
   
Bonus
$1,535 - $9,967  
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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$26,664 - $64,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $20.52  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $35.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,535 - $9,967  
   
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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$26,664 - $64,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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


Loss Prevention Investigators flock to Macy's, Inc., TJ Maxx Inc, Neiman Marcus Group Inc., CVS Caremark Corporation, and CVS / Pharmacy, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. TJX Companies Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $48K.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Loss Prevention Investigators make a median salary of $47K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $50K.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$40,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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