Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.44 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.61 per hour on the low end to $19.66 on the high end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the specific employer and geography are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — slightly more than a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,853 - $70,305
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,596
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$10.61 - $19.66
(Median)
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,853 - $70,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $3,150  
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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$23,984 - $60,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $19.66  
   
Overtime
$6.71 - $32.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $3,150  
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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$23,984 - $60,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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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 seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Macy's, Inc., where the median salary comes to $35K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($18K) and those starting out ($54K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

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


For many Loss Prevention Investigators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Loss Prevention Investigators make a median salary of $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 $48K.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 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
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 22%