Clown - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Clown - 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 Clown earn

A Clown 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 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 23 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Clown

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 Clown

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Clown the most in the job market

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




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