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Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Average Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States make around $14.53 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.70 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.79 on the higher side. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Loss Prevention Investigators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Male Loss Prevention Investigators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,178 - $70,205
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,863
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$10.70 - $19.79
(Median)
$11
$15
$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
$31,178 - $70,205  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
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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$24,325 - $59,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $19.79  
   
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 - $5,113  
   
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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$24,325 - $59,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Investigator


Although Macy's, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $35K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $18K or as much as $54K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

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


For Loss Prevention Investigators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $44K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $47K on average.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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