Loss Prevention Officer Salary

The average Loss Prevention Officer in the United States earns approximately $12.24 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.57 per hour on the low end to $16.18 on the high end. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and a little over a half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Loss Prevention Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Loss Prevention Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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


Marriott International, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $26K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $23K to a high of $50K.

Macy's, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $25K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Officer

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $25K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $28K. Loss Prevention Officers see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Loss Prevention Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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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
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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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