Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Earnings for Loss Prevention Officers in the United States come in at around $12.75 per hour on average. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Male Loss Prevention Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Although more than half have medical coverage and just under a half have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,805 - $55,149
$25K
$33K
$55K
MEDIAN: $32,717
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50%
90%

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$9.82 - $16.60
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,805 - $55,149  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
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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$20,679 - $36,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $16.60  
   
Overtime
$6.36 - $26.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$20,679 - $36,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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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. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $28K.

Offering only $25K on average, Macy's, Inc. seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $20K on the lower end and $48K on the higher end.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Officer

Pay by Experience for a Loss Prevention Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Loss Prevention Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Loss Prevention Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Loss Prevention Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 31 salaries. A Loss Prevention Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Officer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 42%
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