Loss Prevention Officer Salary

An average Loss Prevention Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.17 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.59 per hour on the low end to $15.91 on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the particular city and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Loss Prevention Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Loss Prevention Officers who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,048 - $50,742
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,395
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$9.59 - $15.91
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,048 - $50,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$20,362 - $37,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $15.91  
   
Overtime
$12.17 - $24.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$20,362 - $37,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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


JCPenney offers the best pay with a median salary of $28K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $21K and maxing out at just $33K.

Macy's, Inc. offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $25K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $20K 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. Loss Prevention Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 9%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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