Clown salaries vary depending on the location, experience and type. The median salary in the United States for clowns ranges from $36,000 to $51,000 a year. Experienced clowns can earn $70,000 to upwards of $100,000, depending on the individual and type of events worked.
Clowns are part of different events, such as a circus or a rodeo. Rodeo clowns typically earn $100 to $225 per show. Part-time clowns can earn $40 to $150 an hour. Travel costs are often factored into a clown's wage. Full-time clowns often receive housing and medical benefits included in their pay. A majority of clowns work part-time.