Salary for Retail Loss Prevention Specialists

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Retail loss prevention specialists are charged with the responsibility of effectively preventing the loss of merchandise through theft or misplacement by conducting employee and organization investigations and developing effective product tracking procedures. They are financially-minded individuals who understand the impact of merchandise loss on fiscal numbers. They often assess buildings, stores and residences for security breach potential and propose enhancements to overall security to avoid future thefts. They work closely with other law enforcement agencies and officers to investigate crimes where merchandise has been lost, and are expected to thoroughly document cases of unaccounted merchandise that fall outside the realm of criminal activity. A high school diploma is a minimum requirement for employment, however, in most cases, a bachelor's degree is preferred.

A Retail Loss Prevention Specialist can get an average wage on a scale from $21,610 - $55,830 depending on experience and domain knowledge. can earn an average wage of thirty-six thousand one hundred and fourty dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest level in District of Columbia, where they receive salary pay of approximately $59,020. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Manufacturing, where they earn an average pay rate of $73,460.

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Retail Loss Prevention Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Educational Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation