The average hourly pay for a Loss Prevention Officer is $13.29.
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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 …Read more
Loss Prevention Officer Tasks
- 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.
- Conduct investigations into incidents and complaints.
- Direct managers on ways to mitigate inventory shrink.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Loss Prevention Officer
The top respondents for the job title Loss Prevention Officer are from the companies Marriott International, Inc., Kohl's Department Stores Inc and The Home Depot Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where the average pay is $15.17. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Macy's, Inc. and The Home Depot Inc., earning around $13.25 and $13.02, respectively. Kohl's Department Stores Inc pays the lowest at around $12.20. JCPenney and Marriott International, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.43 and $12.58, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Loss Prevention Officer
An entry-level Loss Prevention Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.34 based on 25 salaries. An early career Loss Prevention Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.01 based on 127 salaries. A mid-career Loss Prevention Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.81 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Loss Prevention Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.01 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Loss Prevention Officer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 27.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (16.6% more) and New York, New York (14.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (4.1% less).
Years of Experience
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