Retail Loss Prevention Specialists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
65%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
5.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$39,360
or $18.92 per hour
Volume
82,500
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Protective Service Workers, All Other.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.9/10

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Automation risk

65% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

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Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Protective Service Workers, All Other' job openings is expected to rise 5.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Protective Service Workers, All Other' was $39,360, or $18 per hour

'Protective Service Workers, All Other' were paid 18.1% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 82,500 people employed as 'Protective Service Workers, All Other' within the United States.

This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Protective Service Workers, All Other'.

Job description

Implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss. Conduct audits and investigations of employee activity. May assist in developing policies, procedures, and systems for safeguarding assets.

SOC Code: 33-9099.02

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