The average Loss Prevention Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.68 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Loss Prevention Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-half. Work is enjoyable for Loss Prevention Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,683 - $53,023
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$53K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$9.95 - $16.68
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,683 - $53,023  
   
Bonus
$2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$20,872 - $38,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $16.68  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $29.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,948  
   
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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$20,872 - $38,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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


For Loss Prevention Officers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Home Depot Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $26K, the highest in the area.

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.


For many Loss Prevention Officers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $33K.

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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

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 24 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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