Circus comic - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Circus comic - 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 Circus comic earn

A Circus comic earns between $858 and $10.070 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.516 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an 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 23 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Circus comic

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.516 42.192 879 22
1º Quartile 858 10.293 214 5
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 12
3º Quartile 7.680 92.160 1.920 48
Higher Salary 10.070 120.843 2.518 62

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 Circus comic

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Circus comic the most in the job market

    • amusement parks and theme parks
    • temporary labor lease
    • snack bars, tea houses, juice houses and the like
    • music teaching
    • production of circus, puppet and similar shows

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