Chief Wharfinger

Plan and direct activities of persons in the wharfage department.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $133,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chief Wharfingers do?

Plans and directs activities of persons in wharfage department to ensure that fees assessed shipping companies, using municipal facilities, are in accordance with port tariff: Assigns responsibility to personnel for berthing, compiling dockage, wharfage, demurrage, and storage reports, and enforcing safety regulations. Reviews department reports to verify accuracy of assessments. Assigns berth, dock, and shed space for incoming ships. Prepares recommendations for assignment of facilities to companies on a continuous basis. Analyzes reports to determine efficiency of dock operations and recommends improvements. Contacts representatives of shipping companies to resolve problems pertaining to facilities and to maintain business relationship.


Should I be a Chief Wharfinger?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

  • Also known as: Wharfinger, Chief

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