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Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Median pay for Loss Prevention Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.81 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.08 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.57. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. Most Loss Prevention Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Loss Prevention Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,868 - $50,156
(Median)
25K
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35K
46K
50K
MEDIAN: $35,357
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$9.08 - $15.57
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,868 - $50,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
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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$19,556 - $36,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $15.57  
   
Overtime
$13.02 - $23.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
   
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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$19,556 - $36,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Officer


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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $27K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $25K. Loss Prevention Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 35%