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Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Median pay for Loss Prevention Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.06 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.29 per hour and $15.79. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the individual firm are driving factors as well. While roughly a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Loss Prevention Officers is high. There are far more male Loss Prevention Officers survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,115 - $50,575
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,195
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$9.29 - $15.79
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,115 - $50,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
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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$20,120 - $36,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $15.79  
   
Overtime
$12.43 - $23.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
   
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).
)
$20,120 - $36,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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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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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $28K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Loss Prevention Officers make a median salary of $31K. Loss Prevention Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $32K.

 
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 33%
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