Loss Prevention Investigator Salary

Earnings for Loss Prevention Investigators in the United States come in at around $15.65 per hour on average. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Loss Prevention Investigators making up 54 percent of survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,738 - $90,200
$37K
$50K
$90K
MEDIAN: $50,170
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$11.79 - $21.10
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$0$90K
Salary $36,738 - $90,200
Bonus $507 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$25,644 - $66,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.79 - $21.10
Overtime $16.79 - $37.21
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $507 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$25,644 - $66,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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Job Description for Loss Prevention Investigator

Loss-prevention investigators are responsible for the protection of assets within their retail store. These investigators generally who work within their store and sometimes within an office, and may work independently or on a team.

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Loss Prevention Investigator Tasks

  • Monitor retail space via remote cameras and in-person surveillance.
  • Identify, isolate, search, and call police when suspects are identified.
  • Oversee electronic and inventory methods to reduce theft and losses.
  • Document attempted and actual thefts, including prevention measures and their effects.
  • Monitor employees and cash registers to identify potential and actual problems.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Investigator


Loss Prevention Investigators flock to Macy's, Inc., TJ Maxx Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, Neiman Marcus Group Inc., and CVS Caremark Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Those at TJX Companies Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Investigator

Pay by Experience for a Loss Prevention Investigator has a positive trend. An entry-level Loss Prevention Investigator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Loss Prevention Investigator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Loss Prevention Investigator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 41 salaries. A Loss Prevention Investigator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Investigator

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Loss Prevention Investigator Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$40,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%
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