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Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

The average Loss Prevention Investigator in the United States earns approximately $14.45 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.70 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.87 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the company and location are influential factors as well. While some workers in this profession — just over one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,712 - $70,104
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,405
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50%
90%

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$10.70 - $19.87
(Median)
$11
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$30,712 - $70,104  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
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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$24,234 - $59,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $19.87  
   
Overtime
$6.76 - $32.85  
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 - $5,051  
   
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).
)
$24,234 - $59,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Although Macy's, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $35K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $18K on the low end all the way up to $54K at the top.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Loss Prevention Investigators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. Loss Prevention Investigators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $45K.

 
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

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%
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