Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Average Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States make around $14.67 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.83 per hour on the lower end to $20.26 on the higher end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Loss Prevention Investigators who answered the questionnnaire. Work is enjoyable for Loss Prevention Investigators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,515 - $69,916

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$10.83 - $20.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,515 - $69,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,500  
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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$24,580 - $60,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $20.26  
   
Overtime
$6.71 - $32.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,500  
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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$24,580 - $60,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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


Macy's, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $35K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $18K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $54K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

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


Loss Prevention Investigators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $41K. Loss Prevention Investigators see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $45K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%
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