Sword eater - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Sword eater - 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 Sword eater earn

A Sword eater 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 Sword eater

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 Sword eater

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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


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