Ventriloquist - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Ventriloquist - 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 Ventriloquist earn

A Ventriloquist 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 Ventriloquist

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 Ventriloquist

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Ventriloquist 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
    • elementary school
    • shoe retailer




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