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Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Average Loss Prevention Officers in the United States make around $11.97 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.27 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.67 on the higher side. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the individual firm are driving factors as well. The vast majority of Loss Prevention Officers (80 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Loss Prevention Officers. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,181 - $50,513
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,395
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90%

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$9.27 - $15.67
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,181 - $50,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$20,065 - $36,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $15.67  
   
Overtime
$13.02 - $23.68  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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).
)
$20,065 - $36,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $28K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $25K. On average, Loss Prevention Officers make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $32K.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 35%