$35,493
Avg. Salary
$13.56
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Loss Prevention Agent is $13.56 per hour.

The average pay for a Loss Prevention Agent is $35,493 per year.

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MEDIAN $35,493
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$0$59K
Salary $24,369 - $59,910
Bonus $155 - $34,905
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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$22,150 - $39,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.44 - $18.06
Hourly Tips $4.05
Overtime $15.32 - $24.72
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $155 - $34,905
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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$22,150 - $39,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 344

Job Description for Loss Prevention Agent

A loss prevention agent helps prevent theft, typically at a retail establishment. They are responsible for actively scanning the store to look for potential theft, using security equipment such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) and hidden cameras, as well as by moving around on the sales floor. Other duties of a loss prevention agent include following company guidelines to successfully apprehend shoplifters, as well as identifying and reporting theft to the authorities as required.

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Loss Prevention Agent Tasks
  • Plainclothes investigation and apprehension of shoplifters.
  • Monitor employees and customers for suspicious behavior and conduct bag checks.
  • Audit inventory and identify suspicious missing items and/or activities.
  • Internal and external theft prevention, and physical security such as alarm, locks, CCTV, etc.
  • Document evidence of wrongdoing for police and prepare internal reports.

Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Agent


Loss Prevention Agents fill the offices of leading firms Macy's, Inc., The Gap Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., Old Navy, and Rite Aid Pharmacy. Nordstrom, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $33K. Soaring salaries can also be found at IKEA, The Home Depot Inc., and The Gap Inc., where earnings of $31K, $30K, or $29K are standard for Loss Prevention Agents.

Macy's, Inc., Old Navy and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $25K, $27K, and $27K.

Loss Prevention Agent Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Agent

Pay by Experience for a Loss Prevention Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level Loss Prevention Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 173 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Loss Prevention Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Loss Prevention Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 26 salaries. A Loss Prevention Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-5%

National Average: $28,772

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Loss Prevention Agents, 15 percent above the national average. Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Tucson (5 percent lower) and New York (4 percent lower).

Loss Prevention Agent Reviews

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

Loss Prevention Agent in New Orleans:
"You meet many people. Some interesting, some nice, but most."
Pros: I don't like very many things about working in new Orleans.
Cons: The traffic, the people, the cost of everything.

Loss Prevention Agent in Fort Collins:
Be prepared for what the job really is. We deal with a lot of petty thefts but the job can be scarey and stressful. As the economy gets worse people get more desperate and dangerous. You will have weapons pulled and you will be assaulted, most companies will terminate for self defense. Be careful!

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Agent

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Loss Prevention Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 28%