Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.58 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. While approximately one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a fair number have dental, as well. For the most part, Loss Prevention Investigators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Loss Prevention Investigators are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,637 - $85,642
$35K
$50K
$86K
MEDIAN: $49,847
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$11.44 - $20.49
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MEDIAN: $15.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,637 - $85,642  
   
Bonus
$1,535 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$25,989 - $61,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $20.49  
   
Overtime
$16.17 - $33.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,535 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$25,989 - $61,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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

  • Monitor retail space via remote cameras and in-person surveillance.
  • Identify, isolate, search, and call police when suspects are identified.
  • Oversee electronic and inventory methods to reduce theft and losses.
  • Document attempted and actual thefts, including prevention measures and their effects.
  • Monitor employees and cash registers to identify potential and actual problems.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Investigator


Loss Prevention Investigators fill the offices of leading firms Macy's, Inc., TJ Maxx Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, Neiman Marcus Group Inc., and CVS Caremark Corporation. Those at TJX Companies Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. On average, Loss Prevention Investigators make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $43K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Investigator

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
$40,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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