Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Loss Prevention Officers in the United States pull down an average of $12.18 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.55 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.95 on the higher side. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Most Loss Prevention Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Loss Prevention Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,115 - $50,668

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$9.55 - $15.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,115 - $50,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
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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$20,338 - $37,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $15.95  
   
Overtime
$12.11 - $24.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
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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$20,338 - $37,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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Job Description for Loss Prevention Officer

Loss prevention officers help ensure that their company does not lose merchandise or goods through theft or other means. Basic day-to-day tasks include regular patrols in the field, completion of activity and incident reports, and the maintenance of security equipment. Depending on the size of the company, interaction with a team of other officers may occur; all positions require communication with managers and customers on a regular basis. Some companies require safety training prior to taking the position, both for handling accidents and for protecting company assets. Attention to detail and the ability to carefully follow company policies and requirements at all times are crucial to success in these positions.

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Loss Prevention Officer Tasks

  • Conduct investigations into incidents and complaints.
  • Direct managers on ways to mitigate inventory shrink.
  • Patrol grounds, conduct surveillance and analyze surveillance monitors to detect suspected shoplifters.
  • Respond to emergencies such as fire, accident, and safety concerns, and contact emergency personnel.

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Pay for Loss Prevention Officers is best at JCPenney, which offers a median salary of $30K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $21K to $33K.

Bringing up the rear, Macy's, Inc.'s median pay of $25K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Officer

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


Loss Prevention Officers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $33K.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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