Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Loss Prevention Officers in the United States can expect wages of $12.73 per hour on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Loss Prevention Officers. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Loss Prevention Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over one-half report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,903 - $72,719
$26K
$32K
$73K
MEDIAN: $31,630
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$9.93 - $16.52
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$0$72K
Salary $25,903 - $72,719
Bonus $1,400
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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$21,029 - $37,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.93 - $16.52
Overtime $14.44 - $25.65
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $1,400
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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$21,029 - $37,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 160

Job Description for Loss Prevention Officer

Loss prevention officers help ensure that their company does not lose merchandise or goods through theft or other means. Basic day-to-day tasks include regular patrols in the field, completion of activity and incident reports, and the maintenance of security equipment. Depending on the size of the company, interaction with a team of other officers may occur; all positions require communication with managers and customers on a regular basis. Some companies require safety training prior to taking the position, both for handling accidents and for protecting company assets. Attention to detail and the ability to carefully follow company policies and requirements at all times are crucial to success in these positions.

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Loss Prevention Officer Tasks

  • Conduct investigations into incidents and complaints.
  • Direct managers on ways to mitigate inventory shrink.
  • Patrol grounds, conduct surveillance and analyze surveillance monitors to detect suspected shoplifters.
  • Respond to emergencies such as fire, accident, and safety concerns, and contact emergency personnel.

Loss Prevention Officer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Officer


Loss Prevention Officers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Marriott International, Inc., where the average salary comes to $28K.

Macy's, Inc. seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $25K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $20K and $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Officer

Pay by Experience for a Loss Prevention Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Loss Prevention Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Loss Prevention Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Loss Prevention Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 31 salaries. A Loss Prevention Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 10 salaries.

Loss Prevention Officer Reviews

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

Loss Prevention Officer in Portland:
"My job."
Pros: The hours and some of my co workers.
Cons: My boss encourages disfunction at all levels of employment.

Key Stats for Loss Prevention Officer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Loss Prevention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 40%