Circus performer (others) - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Circus performer (others) - 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 performer (others) earn

A Circus performer (others) earns between $1.526 and $3.642 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.990 and a median salary of $1.756 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 48 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Circus performer (others)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.990 23.884 498 10
1º Quartile 1.526 18.307 381 7
Median Salary 1.756 21.072 439 8
3º Quartile 2.778 33.333 694 13
Higher Salary 3.642 43.707 911 17


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 performer (others)

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Circus performer (others) the most in the job market

    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • experimental research and development in social sciences and humanities
    • music teaching
    • theatrical production
    • shoe retailer
    • elementary school




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