Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Loss Prevention Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.19 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.60 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.95 on the higher side. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Most Loss Prevention Officers survey respondents are men (76 percent). Most Loss Prevention Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,048 - $50,742
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,745
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$9.60 - $15.95
(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 - $1,993  
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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$20,389 - $37,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $15.95  
   
Overtime
$12.11 - $24.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
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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$20,389 - $37,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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


With a median salary of $30K, JCPenney offers Loss Prevention Officers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $21K and are capped at $33K.

With a median salary of only $25K, Macy's, Inc. pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $20K to $48K isn't that wide, either.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $29K. Loss Prevention Officers bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $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 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 30%
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