Aerial artist - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Aerial artist - 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 Aerial artist earn

A Aerial artist earns between $1.750 and $3.409 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.064 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 11 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Aerial artist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.064 24.764 516 9
1º Quartile 1.750 21.000 438 8
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 9
3º Quartile 2.600 31.200 650 12
Higher Salary 3.409 40.910 852 15


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 Aerial artist

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Aerial artist the most in the job market

    • music teaching
    • other recreation and leisure activities
    • aesthetic activities and other beauty care services




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