The average salary for a Director of Loss Prevention is $84,426.
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Job Description for Director of Loss Prevention
Directors of loss prevention work primarily in retail organizations in which merchandise is in high demand, and their work is essential to these organizations to prevent loss of inventory. They are responsible for investigating situations in which products may be missing or stolen, as well as overseeing other loss prevention officers and performing audits throughout departments to ensure nothing has been stolen. They also record daily, weekly, and monthly reports for company executives which pro…Read more
Director of Loss Prevention Tasks
- Supervise and direct a team of loss prevention personnel, and evaluate the performance of individuals and the department.
- Develop and implement strategies and technology for reducing shrink in all of a company's stores.
- Coordinate investigations of stolen merchandise, property, or cash, with local managers and the police.
- Institute programs which reduce losses, such as discouraging internal dishonesty and teaching employees how to identify shoplifters.
- Oversee store audits of merchandise and cash, and ensure audits comply with company policies and procedures.
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Popular Skills for Director of Loss Prevention
Security Risk Management
Skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Theft Investigation and Fraud Investigation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Risk Management and Security Policies and Procedures.
Pay by Experience Level for Director of Loss Prevention
An early career Director of Loss Prevention with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,042 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Director of Loss Prevention with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,124 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Director of Loss Prevention with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,394 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,118.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Director of Loss Prevention in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 60.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Nashville, Tennessee (22.0% more) and New York, New York (21.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (40.8% less), Jacksonville, Florida (13.0% less) and Orlando, Florida (5.2% less).
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