Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States pull down an average of $15.51 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. The majority of Loss Prevention Investigators (63 percent) survey respondents are male. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most Loss Prevention Investigators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,842 - $83,841
$36K
$50K
$84K
MEDIAN: $50,053
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$11.24 - $20.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,842 - $83,841  
   
Bonus
$1,547 - $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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$26,046 - $62,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $20.46  
   
Overtime
$15.88 - $35.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,547 - $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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$26,046 - $62,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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


Macy's, Inc., TJ Maxx Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, Neiman Marcus Group Inc., and CVS Caremark Corporation are all popular places to work. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, TJX Companies Inc offers the most; Loss Prevention Investigators earn $48K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $34K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. Loss Prevention Investigators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Investigator

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$40,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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