Ferryboat Ticket Taker

Raise and lower decks of landing bridges.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Ferryboat Ticket Takers do?

Raises and lowers deck of landing bridge to make bridge level with deck of ferryboat, and collects or punches tickets of passengers at ferryboat terminal: Starts windlass to adjust level of landing bridge for vehicles and pedestrians to board ferryboat, or tosses gangplank pull-ropes to workers who secure gangplank to deck of ferryboat. Inspects security of gangplank fastenings to dock. Opens doors or gates to admit passengers aboard ferryboat, and collects tickets or punches commuter tickets as pedestrians and vehicles go aboard. Closes doors and gates upon whistled signal from ferryboat, pulls gangplank back onto dock, and starts windlass to unhook ferryboat from landing bridge. Provides passengers information about ferryboat schedules. May move stalled or driverless vehicles and freight-loaded wagons on and off ferries, using industrial truck.


Should I be a Ferryboat Ticket Taker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Ticket Taker, Ferryboat

    How to become a Ferryboat Ticket Taker

    Most Ferryboat Ticket Takers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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