Harbour Master are responsible for controlling the manner and time in which vessels may leave or enter a harbor/port and is mainly a shore-based role.
They manage the port’s pilotage service and strictly follow the port’s regulations to ensure efficient facility use and secure navigation. Harbour Masters should have coaching and training skills as this is somewhat of a leadership role. They should also be able to build and maintain strong working relationships with staff at all levels. Time and planning management skills are essential as it will facilitate punctual running of vessels and safe journey outcomes.
This position often requires a background as a master on commercial vessels, which is attained by progression through the deck-officer ranks (a combination of study and sea-time).
Several years at master level is generally recommended in order to have sufficient experience to be able to manage a port’s operation.
$99,000 – $103,000 (median $101,225)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.