Loss Prevention Associate Salary

Average Loss Prevention Associates in the United States make around $12.54 per hour. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and geographic location are driving factors as well. Male Loss Prevention Associates are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Loss Prevention Associates are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,118 - $64,578
$28K
$38K
$65K
MEDIAN: $38,322
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$9.87 - $15.86
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$0$64K
Salary $28,118 - $64,578
Bonus $614
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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$20,785 - $38,669
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.87 - $15.86
Overtime $15.85 - $24.96
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $614
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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$20,785 - $38,669
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136

Job Description for Loss Prevention Associate

A loss prevention associate works in a retail location such as a department store. The aim of the loss prevention associate is to minimize the material losses that the business incurs. The loss prevention associate patrols the store in order to prevent shoplifting from happening and to apprehend customers in the process of shoplifting.

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Loss Prevention Associate Tasks

  • Develop and implement strategies to prevent or reduce loss.
  • Apprehend shoplifting suspects.
  • Monitor surveillance equipment for shoplifters.

Loss Prevention Associate Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Associate


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Loss Prevention Associates include Sears Holdings Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart Corporation, and JCPenney. Salary cannot be beat at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where median pay comes to $31K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $22K, and the higher end is not far away at $33K.

Loss Prevention Associate Reviews

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

Loss Prevention Associate in Virginia Beach:
"I had to formulate my own system."
Pros: Extremely Flexible Schedule. Bonuses. Semiannual Pay Raises based on performance. Quiet work environment. Make my own policies to manage sources of profit loss. I am trusted to manage all necessary tasks on my own.
Cons: Some projects have deadlines that require that I stick to a precise schedule. Since the work I do does not need to be finished immediately, it is seen as less important. As a result, I am often pulled away from my work to complete other tasks.

Loss Prevention Associate in Gainesville:
"Loss Prevention Atmosphere."
Pros: The environment, and my co workers.
Cons: Having to do so much, and not being paid what I feel my department deserves.

Loss Prevention Associate in Anchorage:
Pros: Good teamwork.
Cons: Can't stop theft with current policies.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Associate

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Loss Prevention Associate Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$28,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 34%