An average Loss Prevention Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.65 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the particular employer. For the most part, Loss Prevention Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Loss Prevention Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Some workers in this field — about two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,786 - $52,887
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MEDIAN: $33,195
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$9.81 - $16.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,786 - $52,887  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$20,668 - $37,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $16.57  
   
Overtime
$11.99 - $26.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$20,668 - $37,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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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

  • 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.
  • Conduct investigations into incidents and complaints.
  • Direct managers on ways to mitigate inventory shrink.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Officer


Marriott International, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $28K.

For Loss Prevention Officers, below-average salaries can be found at Macy's, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $25K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($20K versus $48K) is great.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. Loss Prevention Officers see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Officer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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