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 will normally get average salaries that can range from 16000 to 24000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Retail Loss Prevention Specialists can receive a salary of Twenty Eight Thousand Nine Hundred dollars annually.

Retail Loss Prevention Specialists can get the best compensation in the District of Columbia, where they get average compensation of approximately $53450. Professionals that work in these jobs receive the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get average pay levels of $59540.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 4.53 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Retail Loss Prevention Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $59,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $56,470
Information $54,400
Utilities $50,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises $41,640
Finance and Insurance $41,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $18,690
Retail Trade $22,800
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $27,850
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $29,750
Accommodation and Food Services $29,890
Health Care and Social Assistance $29,930
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