Acrobat - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Acrobat - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform, alone or in groups, different types of representations, in a public show (circus, theater, street, television studio). They create numbers and present them on stage, using body techniques (acrobatics, balancing, juggling, illusionism, comedy, singing, dancing, pantomime) or animal training techniques.

How much does an Acrobat earn

A Acrobat earns between $1.288 and $4.412 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.147 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 37 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Acrobat

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.147 25.758 537 11
1º Quartile 1.288 15.455 322 6
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 10
3º Quartile 3.365 40.377 841 17
Higher Salary 4.412 52.943 1.103 22


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • popular arts artists and models
        • circus performers (circus performers)

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Main workplaces

Circus performers (circus performers) work is carried out in closed environments such as circus tents, theaters, TV studios, also outdoors and in vehicles, through salaried or autonomous work or by circus owners, in itinerant work, with rotation of shifts, in a individual and collective, under permanent supervision. It is common for the worker to have more than one occupation, which are defined by the set of skills: acrobat - makes variations of jumping on the ground, aerial - uses various movement and balance techniques in the air, contortionist - makes twisting and contortion movements of the body, animal tamer - trains and presents the animal, tightrope walker - balances objects, people and himself, magician - makes objects appear, disappears, moves objects, people, animals, using techniques of illusion, juggler - plays games with devices and objects and controls, clown - performs pantomimes, jokes and other comic acts, trapeze artist - performs jumps and evolutions with the body in the air, puppeteer.


What does it take to work in the field of Circus performers (circus performers)

These occupations are carried out by people who have developed circus skills. Training begins at an early age, when children learn a little of each art, in canvas circuses, organized around traditional circus families. There are, in smaller numbers, artists trained in circus-schools or circus arts courses. Circus shows are also presented in theater, TV, street or other alternative spaces.


Functions and activities of Acrobat

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • inventar numbers;
  • communicate;
  • produce the number;
  • produce number;
  • rehearse the number;
  • sell the show or number;
  • teaching circus art and technique;
  • present the number;
  • produzir o n�mero;
  • inventar n�meros;
  • sell the show or number;
  • inventing numbers;
  • display the number;
  • invent numbers;
  • sell the show or number;
  • introduce the number;
  • display number;
  • test the number;

  • Activities

    • follow refresher courses;
    • wrong tricks for appreciation of work;
    • establish communication with the city;
    • deal with unforeseen events creatively;
    • perfect body and vocal expression techniques;
    • collaborate in the dissemination of the show;
    • exchanging information with circus schools;
    • provide printed material for dissemination;
    • attend to places to promote the work done;
    • earn the empathy of the audience;
    • research possibilities for communication with the public;
    • evaluating the physical potential of the student;
    • create appliances (work materials);
    • dismantle the device;
    • repeat the number perfecting techniques;
    • mix the numbers creating others;
    • work with frustrations (falls, numbers, devices);
    • exchanging information with other artistic areas;
    • master circus techniques in your act;
    • perceiving students' abilities;
    • exchange information with circus schools;
    • repeat the number improving techniques;
    • synchronize light and sound with representation;
    • incorporate safety equipment into the number, during the test;
    • attend to places to publicize the work done;
    • adjust the number to the biotype and device;
    • propose professional possibilities based on your skills;
    • search materials;
    • obey the commands of the cheat times;
    • create makeup;
    • introducing the student to the different circus modalities;
    • prepare material, apparatus and objects for the number;
    • assume the times when performing the tricks;
    • learn the profession by rehearsing;
    • demonstrate determination to learn;
    • make the device;
    • evaluate costs to price the work;
    • observe the work of other circus professionals;
    • research possibilities of communication with the public;
    • acquire techniques to fall;
    • research technologies;
    • demonstrate knowledge of circus customs and traditions;
    • assimilate the times when performing the tricks;
    • adapt to the context of the show (language, food, space);
    • work as a team;
    • disclose the show or number;
    • respect professional ethics;
    • perform test numbers for disclosure or contracting;
    • establish communication with the public;
    • incorporate safety equipment in the number, during the test;
    • develop awareness of professional risks;
    • give interviews;
    • demonstrate knowledge of circus vocabulary and slang;
    • respect another artist's device;
    • master circus techniques of your act;
    • research body movements;
    • evaluating the student's physical potential;
    • seek learning methods for each modality;
    • respect work relationships;
    • create wardrobe;
    • combine codes to report unforeseen events;
    • use media to publicize (tv, newspaper, internet, cars, books);
    • assemble the device;
    • adjust the number according to time, space and audience;
    • research possibilities for artistic expression;
    • do stretch;
    • motivate students;
    • research possibilities in the use of colors (lights, costumes, materials, etc);
    • incorporate different artistic languages;
    • prepare the artist's entry;
    • search devices;
    • deal with unforeseen circumstances creatively;
    • search tricks;
    • set safety equipment;
    • exchange information with circus professionals (in person, videos, internet, etc);
    • establish bonds of trust with colleagues;
    • improve body and vocal expression techniques;
    • attend to places where the work is done;
    • develop discipline;
    • adapt available technologies to the circus act;
    • warm up;
    • investigate the value of circus work in the market;
    • create makeup;
    • make concentration;
    • exchange information with other artistic areas;
    • respect another artist's braces;
    • select song;
    • stimulating the physical development of the student;
    • creatively deal with unforeseen events;
    • respect the freedom of expression of colleagues;
    • transmitting circus ethics;
    • set choreography;


    Sectors that hire Acrobat the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • music teaching
    • amusement parks and theme parks
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for other uses
    • manufacture of furniture from other materials
    • air transport auxiliary activities
    • general warehouses - issuance of warrant
    • other teaching activities
    • hardware and tools retail trade
    • social, sports and similar clubs




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