Director of Loss Prevention Salary

Directors of Loss Prevention in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent four-fifths of Directors of Loss Prevention. Salaries average out to around $80K annually and spread from $49K to $151K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Directors of Loss Prevention is high. The vast majority of Directors of Loss Prevention (89 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$51,095 - $130,940
$51K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,744
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50%
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$0$150K
Salary $51,095 - $130,940
Bonus $0.00 - $22,405
Profit Sharing $7,500
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$49,721 - $150,457
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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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 provide useful data to develop strategies to prevent the loss of stolen merchandise.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Loss Prevention

Pay by Experience for a Director of Loss Prevention has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Loss Prevention with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Loss Prevention with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Director of Loss Prevention which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 46 salaries. A Director of Loss Prevention with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 39 salaries.

Director of Loss Prevention Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Loss Prevention?

Director of Loss Prevention in Jacksonville:
"Work hard and put the right people right positions."
Always prioritize your company's best interests. Work hard and ensure that you place people based on their skill sets and merit and not based on relationships. The production of your team will dictate whether your success will grow or flounder.

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Key Stats for Director of Loss Prevention

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
49%
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Experience Affects Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
▼21%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Skills That Affect Director of Loss Prevention Salaries

National Average
$82,000

Forensic Interviewing
▼12%

Security Risk Management
▼42%

Inventory Control
▼45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%
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