Wharf Attendant

Launch and moor boats on lake or similar amusement places.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $26,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wharf Attendants do?

Launches and moors boats on lake or similar amusement place and shows patrons how to guide crafts, such as rowboats, canoes, and electric or gasoline motorboats: Assists patrons stepping in or out of boats. Takes tickets from patrons. Demonstrates how to row, paddle, or guide boats. Tows disabled boats to dock for repair. Changes batteries of electric motorboats and refuels gasoline motors. Cleans, paints, varnishes, and makes minor repairs on motors, using handtools, to maintain boats in good condition. When working in boat-tank facility of amusement park, is designated Boat-Tank Attendant. See BOAT-RENTAL CLERK for rental of canoes, motorboats, rowboats, sailboats, and fishing equipment.

Should I be a Wharf Attendant?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Ferris Wheel Attendant, Ward Assistant, Whip

    How to become a Wharf Attendant

    Most Wharf Attendants 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29||associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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