Featured performers can make a comfortable wage working for large entertainment groups like the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
While an entry level position may only bring in something in the area of $300 per week, featured performers like contortionists, trapeze artists, and acrobats can bring in between $40,000 to $70,000 a year; and as a bonus, since room and board is taken care of as the show travels, you're not paying for lodging or meals, which leaves more money in your pocket.
You can find out more about auditioning for the RB&BB circus here.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey recently announced their Built To Amaze! tour for 2013, a 90 day tour of North America. For tour and ticket information click here.