Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Loss Prevention Officers in the United States can expect wages of $12.64 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career duration and the specific company. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Most Loss Prevention Officers survey respondents are men (71 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,694 - $55,643
$25K
$33K
$56K
MEDIAN: $33,195
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$9.79 - $16.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,694 - $55,643  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
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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$20,634 - $37,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $16.62  
   
Overtime
$6.30 - $26.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$20,634 - $37,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176

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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


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Marriott International, Inc. offers the most; Loss Prevention Officers earn $28K on average there.

The pay scale is far from balanced at Macy's, Inc.. While salaries on one end can reach $48K, the company's median pay sits at $25K, the lowest in the field.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Officer

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


For Loss Prevention Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $26K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $28K on average. Loss Prevention Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Loss Prevention Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Officer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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