Circus performers are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, circus performers rate their career happiness 4.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 10% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy circus performers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Choreographer
4.2
$46k
Dancer
4.0
$37k
Announcer
3.9
$34k
Talent director
3.6
$74k
Conductor
3.5
$52k
Talent agent
3.4
$74k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are circus performers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do circus performers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as circus performers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are circus performer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are circus performers making the best use of their abilities?

Are circus performers happy with their salary?