Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Loss Prevention Officers in the United States take home approximately $12.24 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.57 per hour and $16.18. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Loss Prevention Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Work is enjoyable for Loss Prevention Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,845 - $50,858
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,478
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$9.57 - $16.18
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,845 - $50,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
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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$20,341 - $38,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $16.18  
   
Overtime
$7.05 - $24.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
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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$20,341 - $38,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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


Loss Prevention Officers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Marriott International, Inc., where the median salary comes to $26K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($23K) and those starting out ($50K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Macy's, Inc. offers the smallest salaries in town — $25K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $20K to $48K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Officer

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $25K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $28K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Loss Prevention Officers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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