There are three types of Careers in The Sims 4. Some of these Careers affect players’ gameplay, like the Doctor Career, where players have to travel with their Sim to the job location. However, the others don’t take players to any locations, but the Sim either works from home or, like the Culinary Career, the Sim would disappear for a few hours.
When Simmers reach a certain rank in a Career, they’ll have to choose one of the two branches. Keep in mind, that’s not all The Sims 4 Careers branch out like the Doctor Career. Sometimes, a Career will have a branch that pays more than the other. There are other careers that pay by gigs like InteriorDesign and actors. However, the amount of money players can make depends on how many gigs they decide to complete.
Updated on March 21, 2023, by Nahda Nabiilah:Although joining a Career isn’t actually necessary since there are a lot of cheats that add tons of money, Careers play a huge role in The Sims 4 gameplay. That’s because it allows players to experience the hardship of completing demanding tasks, staying overtime, and working hard for a promotion. All of these features can be found in real life which brings The Sims 4 a step closer to realism. Thanks to the variety of Careers in the game, it’s possible to find a job that offers more Simoleons than others.
16 Scientist – $11,115
The Scientist Career is part of the Get To Work Expansion Pack. Like the Doctor Career in The Sims 4, Simmers can go with their Sims to work and experience the life of a Scientist. Sims will start working as a Lab Technician and need to complete several daily tasks like Upgrade Inventions, Synthesize Serums, Practice Analysis, and so on.
Upon reaching rank 10, players will work five days a week for nine hours every day and get paid $247/hour. This means that Sims will earn $2,223/day and $11,115/week. Unlike most of The Sims 4 Careers, Scientist doesn’t branch out once Simmers reaches a certain rank.
15 Doctors – $11,200
The Doctor Career gives Sims the chance of saving other Sims’ lives by running tests on them, diagnosing the symptoms, and eventually performing surgery as players climb the ranks. Keep in mind that the working days and shifts will change with each rank.
Although it’s a demanding job since promotion is only available if Simmers actually goes to the hospital and performs the required tasks during the 10 hour shift, the Doctor Career does offer a decent $11,200 at the end of the month. This means that Simmers are making $280/hour and $2,800/day.
14 Space Ranger (Astronaut) – $11,816
The Astronaut Career can be really fun, where players get to explore space and interact with The Sims 4 occults, Aliens. Leveling up the Logic and Fitness Skills is crucial in order to get a promotion. Like most Careers, The Astronaut Career splits into two branches when Simmers reaches rank eight.
The two branches are Space Ranger and Interstellar Smuggler. By choosing the first one, at rank 10, Sims starts working seven hours every four days for $422/hour, which translates to $2,954/day and $11,816/week. Keep in mind that the second branch, Interstellar Smuggler, offers better weekly pay.
13 Management (Business) – $12,000
The Business Career is the main objective of the Power Couple Scenario in The Sims 4. Other than Scenarios, players can really benefit from this Career in normal gameplay. Also, Promotional Tasks can be done easily, as Logic and Charisma Skills can be leveled up by doing everyday interactions.
Upon reaching level seven in the Business Career, there are two branches; Business Tycoon and Angel Investor. Choosing the former and getting promoted to level 10 rewards players with an eight-hour shift, four days a week. In other words, Sims will get paid $3,000/day or $12,000/week.
12 Boss (Criminal) – $12,460
The Criminal Career was released with the Base Game. Upon reaching rank six, players will have to select one of the two Career branches: Boss and Oracle. The Sim ends up being a leader of a gang and the second one is more into internet crimes like hacking.
Choosing the Boss branch will reward Simmers with $445/hour at level 10. This means that players can get up to $3,115/day and $12,460/week. On a side note, this Career requires Mischief Interactions. So, players should pick an Aspiration from the Criminal Category to get the Dastardly Trait.
11 Law (Private Attorney) – $12,600
As players know, some Careers branch out and the Sim is offered a promotion once they reach a certain rank. The Law Career offers two branches at rank seven; Judge and Private Attorney. The latter offers more Simoleons than the former.
By picking the Private Attorney branch and getting promoted to the final rank, Preeminent Partner, players will get $450/hour and $3150/week. So, at the end of the month, a considerable $12,600 is rewarded. Keep in mind that Private Attorneys do need to level up their Charisma Skills to draw in more customers.
Unlike most Careers in The Sims 4, Social Media branches out quite early in the ranks, forcing players to choose between two paths. While the Internet Personality branch does offer a decent amount of Simoleons, the Public Relations reward more money.
Reaching the final rank in this branch is essential to achieving the Spin Doctor rank in Public Relations. So, leveling up Writing and Charisma will lead to getting paid $453/hour which means $3,171/week or a whopping $12,684/month.
9 Diamond Agent (Secret Agent) – $12,780
The Secret Agent is another Base Game Career. Surprisingly, one of its branches has 11 ranks instead of the usual 10. Like most of The Sims 4 Careers, the Secret Agent has two branches: Diamond Agent and Villain. Both will start with Browsing intelligence as their Daily Task.
Once players reach the last rank of the first branch, the Sim will work a 15-hour shift three days a week. Simmers will make $284/hour, which is $4,260/day or $12,780/week. Having high Charisma and Logic Skills will help immensely in the Diamond Agent branch.
8 Villain (Secret Agent) – $12,875
The Secret Agent Career is one of the few careers that has two branches with good pay. The Diamond Agent was mentioned before. Now it’s time to talk about the Villain branch. As its name shows, this branch is for players who are into mischief.
Getting promoted requires leveling up the Logic and Mischief Skills, which can be done by doing Mischievous Interactions with other Sims. Reaching rank 11 will reward players with a $515/hour, $2,575/day, or $12,875/week salary. They’ll work a five-hour shift, five days a week. This branch offers more money and its shift is a lot shorter than the Diamond Agent one.
7 Investors (Business) – $12,992
Some consider the Business Career to be boring since Sims are mostly filling out reports or making business calls. However, it does sometimes come in handy when players research stocks, then invest in them to make some extra Simoleons. Once Sims are at level seven of this Career, they’ll face two branches: Investor and Management.
When Simmers reach level 10 in the Investor branch, their Sim will become an Angel Investor and work four days a week for eight hours. They’ll get paid $406/hour, which translates to $3,248/day or $12,992/week.
6 Trend Setters (Style Influencers) – $13,530
Both branches of the Style Influencer have a decent salary compared to the rest of the Careers: Trend Setter is one of them. Players will be able to choose one when they reach level five in the Style Influencer Career. This branch is perfect for Simmers who like inventing different clothing styles.
When Simmers max the Trend Setter branch, they’ll start earning $451/hour. That means they are getting $2,706/day or $13,530/week, which is honestly impressive for a work-from-home career. Although it is from home, there is a schedule; a six-hour shift for five days a week.
5 Civic Planner (Civil Designer) – $14,000
The Civil Designer Career is part of the Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack. If players are into making plans to change their neighborhood to become more eco-friendly or love the idea of recycling and fabrication, this Career is for them. It has two branches: Civic Planner and Green Technician.
At rank 10, The Civic Planner Simmers will earn $350/hour, which means $3,500/day or $14,000/week. The Sim will work as a City Master Planner four days a week with a 10-hour shift. The Sim will be gone most of the day because it’s a long shift, so keep that in mind.
4 Botanist (Gardener) – $14,700
The Gardener Career is part of the Seasons Expansion Pack. Players can choose to go to work or work from home an hour before their shift starts. This Career branches out at level four into Botanist and Floral Designer. The first one depends on the Gardening Skill, while the second depends on the Flower Arranging Skill.
Unfortunately, only one branch offers good money, which is Botanist. At level 10, players will work a seven-hour shift, five days a week. As for their salary, they’ll earn $420/hour. In other words, it’s $2,940/day or $14,700/week.
3 Interstellar Smuggler (Astronaut) – $14,868
The Astronaut Career is one of the most entertaining Careers in The Sims 4. Most of the time, players are visiting spaces and interacting with Aliens. And since Aliens are a bit unpredictable, Simmers will sometimes find themselves in funny or terrifying situations.
This Career has two branches; Interstellar Smuggler and Space Ranger. If Simmers wants to explore space and have a good income, the first one is the best option. At level 10, they’ll work nine hours, four days a week. The salary is $413/hour or $3,717/day. This means that players can make $14,868/week.
2 Stylist (Style Influencer) – $15,000
Surprisingly, the Stylist branch of the Style Influencer Career pays a lot more than the Trend Setter branch. Both branches need a bunch of Skills to get promoted like Writing, Painting, and Charisma. They’re mostly the same, but the Stylist branch will unlock some interactions earlier than the second branch.
When Simmers reaches rank six in the Style Influencer Career, the Stylist branch will become available. Once they unlock rank 10, players will have to make their Sim work five days a week for six hours. They’ll earn $500/hour, $3,000/day, or $15,000/week.
1 Officers (Military) – $16,880
when The Sims 4 Strangerville was released, a lot of new features were added. One of them is the Military Career. This Career currently has the highest salary among all the other Careers. It has two branches, and Simmers can pick one of them when they’ve reached level six. Both branches have the same salary.
The first is the Officer branch. Simmers work for eight hours, five days a week. As for the Covert Operator branch, it’s also eight hours, but for four days a week. In both branches, players get $422/hour or $3,376/day. This means that every week, an Officer makes a whopping $16,880.
The Sims 4 is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S.
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