The average hourly pay for a Loss Prevention Agent is $14.30.
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What Do Loss Prevention Agents Do?
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.
Job Satisfaction for Loss Prevention Agent
Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Agent
The top respondents for the job title Loss Prevention Agent are from the companies Burlington Coat Factory, Nordstrom, Inc. and The Gap Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Nordstrom, Inc. where the average pay is $16.38. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and The Gap Inc., earning around $14.92 and $13.92, respectively. Macy's, Inc. pays the lowest at around $11.80. Burlington Coat Factory and Rite Aid Pharmacy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.98 and $12.48, respectively.
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Agents?
An entry-level Loss Prevention Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.84 based on 17 salaries. An early career Loss Prevention Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.35 based on 107 salaries. A mid-career Loss Prevention Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.46 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Loss Prevention Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.59 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Loss Prevention Agent in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (21.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (23.1% less), Orlando, Florida (11.5% less) and New York, New York (10.7% less).
Years of Experience
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