Updated August 18, 2021
Average Loss Prevention Agent Salary
$12.88 hourly
$26,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$26,000
Median
$31,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$31,000
$2,583
$15
75th Percentile
$29,000
$2,417
$14
Average
$26,787
$2,232
$13
25th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Loss Prevention Agent Salary By State

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Loss Prevention Agent average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$21,908
$10.53
Alaska
$24,285
$11.68
Arizona
$24,802
$11.92
Arkansas
$22,377
$10.76
California
$26,458
$12.72
Colorado
$28,833
$13.86
Connecticut
$28,863
$13.88
Delaware
$30,130
$14.49
District of Columbia
$22,219
$10.68
Florida
$24,579
$11.82
Georgia
$23,706
$11.40
Hawaii
$28,949
$13.92
Idaho
$25,440
$12.23
Illinois
$24,088
$11.58
Indiana
$22,429
$10.78
Iowa
$29,109
$13.99
Kansas
$23,445
$11.27
Kentucky
$27,523
$13.23
Louisiana
$26,113
$12.55
Maine
$23,170
$11.14
Maryland
$26,840
$12.90
Massachusetts
$28,301
$13.61
Michigan
$24,874
$11.96
Minnesota
$22,910
$11.01
Mississippi
$21,236
$10.21
Missouri
$27,772
$13.35
Montana
$29,058
$13.97
Nebraska
$21,609
$10.39
Nevada
$34,073
$16.38
New Hampshire
$30,163
$14.50
New Jersey
$24,324
$11.69
New Mexico
$24,454
$11.76
New York
$24,366
$11.71
North Carolina
$21,781
$10.47
North Dakota
$28,687
$13.79
Ohio
$27,991
$13.46
Oklahoma
$24,670
$11.86
Oregon
$33,277
$16.00
Pennsylvania
$28,200
$13.56
Rhode Island
$23,935
$11.51
South Carolina
$26,940
$12.95
South Dakota
$26,359
$12.67
Tennessee
$23,906
$11.49
Texas
$22,503
$10.82
Utah
$31,461
$15.13
Vermont
$26,867
$12.92
Virginia
$22,518
$10.83
Washington
$26,362
$12.67
West Virginia
$27,791
$13.36
Wisconsin
$22,859
$10.99
Wyoming
$23,034
$11.07

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Highest Paying Cities For Loss Prevention Agent

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Philadelphia, PA
$28,497
$13.70
Charleston, SC
$26,850
$12.91
Seattle, WA
$26,579
$12.78
Grand Rapids, MI
$24,860
$11.95
New York, NY
$24,466
$11.76

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How much does a Loss Prevention Agent make?

The average loss prevention agent salary is $26,787 per year, or $12.88 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $31,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, Oregon, Utah, New Hampshire, and Delaware provide the highest loss prevention agent salaries.

Average Loss Prevention Agent Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $26,800
    $12.88
    +1.6%
    2020
    $26,400
    $12.68
    +5.0%
    2019
    $25,000
    $12.04
    +0.2%
    2018
    $25,000
    $12.01
    +0.7%
    2017
    $24,800
    $11.92
    -5.6%

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    Avg. salary: $33,586

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    100,211 Public Safety Officer Jobs
    Military Police Officer

    Avg. salary: $44,910

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    59,729 Military Police Officer Jobs
    Deputy

    Avg. salary: $68,473

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    3,088 Deputy Jobs
    Community Services Officer

    Avg. salary: $42,765

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    125,004 Community Services Officer Jobs
    Police Officer

    Avg. salary: $47,960

    Police officers are responsible for keeping peace and security in a community. They uphold and enforce the law. They ensure that people in their assigned community follow the law. They also ensure that proper sanctions are given out to anyone who does not follow. Some police officers are assigned in the field, meaning they work outside of police stations. Those assigned to police stations are responsible for maintaining administrative matters as well, aside from maintaining peace and order. Police officers are expected to be trustworthy, to work with honor, and to keep their integrity intact.
    59,536 Police Officer Jobs
    Patrol Officer

    Avg. salary: $27,926

    The job of patrol officers is to enforce ordinances, laws, prevent crime, control crowds, arrest violators, and regulate traffic. They also perform other duties that may include monitoring an assigned area for unauthorized or suspicious activity, responding to reports of emergencies and possible crime such as robberies, and building good relationships with community members. To be a successful patrol officer, you should have solid judgment, excellent communication skills, and decision-making skills in stressful situations.
    77,149 Patrol Officer Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Public Safety Officer
    $33,587
    $2,799
    $16.15
    100,211
    Military Police Officer
    $44,911
    $3,743
    $21.59
    59,729
    Deputy
    $68,473
    $5,706
    $32.92
    3,088
    Community Services Officer
    $42,765
    $3,564
    $20.56
    125,004
    Police Officer
    $47,961
    $3,997
    $23.06
    59,536
    Patrol Officer
    $27,926
    $2,327
    $13.43
    77,149
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    Recently Added Loss Prevention Agent Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Dk Security
    Loss Prevention Detective
    Loss Prevention Detective
    Grand Rapids, MI
    08/30/2021
    $32,349
    08/30/2021
    XPO Logistics Inc.
    Loss Prevention Agent-All Shifts
    Loss Prevention Agent-All Shifts
    Lebanon, IN
    08/27/2021
    $33,914
    08/27/2021
    U.S. Security Care, Inc.
    Sepa-Unarmed Loss Prevention Agent (PHL
    Sepa-Unarmed Loss Prevention Agent (PHL
    Philadelphia, PA
    08/20/2021
    $31,305
    08/20/2021
    Sportsman's Warehouse
    Loss Prevention Agent
    Loss Prevention Agent
    Kelso, WA
    08/19/2021
    $27,131
    08/19/2021
    TJX
    Loss Prevention Detective
    Loss Prevention Detective
    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/07/2021
    $25,712
    08/07/2021
    Scheels Sports
    Loss Prevention
    Loss Prevention
    Sparks, NV
    08/04/2021
    $33,392
    08/04/2021
    XPO Logistics
    Loss Prevention Agent-All Shifts
    Loss Prevention Agent-All Shifts
    Lebanon, IN
    08/04/2021
    $33,914
    08/04/2021
    Dk Security
    Loss Prevention Store Detective
    Loss Prevention Store Detective
    Kalamazoo, MI
    08/04/2021
    $27,131
    08/04/2021
    The TJX Companies Inc.
    Loss Prevention Detective
    Loss Prevention Detective
    Westminster, CO
    08/03/2021
    $25,712
    08/03/2021
    Stew Leonard's
    Overnight Loss Prevention
    Overnight Loss Prevention
    Farmingdale, NY
    07/28/2021
    $31,305
    07/28/2021

    Average Loss Prevention Agent Salary by Demographic

    Loss Prevention Agent Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $27,180
    female-income
    Female Income
    $26,400
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$27,180
    Female$26,400
    Median Loss Prevention Agent Income by Race
    Hispanic or Latino loss prevention agents have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian loss prevention agents have the lowest average salary at $25,878.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$26,534
    Black or African American$26,716
    Asian$25,878
    Hispanic or Latino$27,107
    Average Loss Prevention Agent Salary by Education Level
    Loss prevention agents with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $32,392 annually. With a Bachelors degree, loss prevention agents earn a median annual income of $29,515 compared to $27,186 for loss prevention agents with an Associate degree.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$26,400
    Master's Degree$32,392
    Bachelor's Degree$29,515
    Some College/ Associate Degree$27,186