The Sims 3: Careers



Base game

Notes: Salary is per day. Some perks are yet to be confirmed. *are unconfirmed perks. All others are tested to be correct.


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Coffee Courier Mood, Boss Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 162,-
Filing Clerk Mood, Boss Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 210,-
Report Processor Mood, Boss, Co- Workers Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 276,-
Corporate Drone Mood, Boss, Co- Workers Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 354,-
Department Head Mood, Boss, Co- Workers Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 532,-
Division Manager Mood, Boss, Co- Workers, Meetings Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 693,-
Vice President Mood, Boss, Co- Workers, Meetings Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 896,-
CEO Mood, Boss, Co- Workers, Meetings Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1434,-
Chairman of the Board Mood, Co-Workers, Meetings Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1722,-
Power Broker Mood, Co-Workers, Meetings Mo,Tu,Th 948,- Can hold payed meetings


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Decoy Mood, Athletic 1-3 Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 102,-
Cutpurse Mood, Athletic 1-4 Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 144,-
Thug Mood, Athletic 2-6 Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 192,-
Getaway Driver Mood, Athletic 3-7, Accomplices Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 240,-
Bagman Mood, Athletic 4-8, Accomplices Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 312,-
Con Artist Mood, Athletic 5-9, Accomplices Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 378,-

Criminal – Thief

Criminal – Thief
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Safecracker Mood, Athletic 6-9, Accomplices Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 480,- Can sneak
Bank Robber Mood, Athletic 7-10, Accomplices Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 610,- Free piece of art
Cat Burglar Mood, Athletic 9-10, Accomplices Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 900,- Free piece of art
Master Thief Mood, Athletic 10, Accomplices Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 2100,- Get Fox statue (+25 mood for 8 hours when viewed)

Criminal – Evil

Criminal – Evil
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Henchman Mood, Athletic 5-9, Boss Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 654,-
Evil Sidekick Mood, Athletic 6-10, Logic 1-4, Boss Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 852,-
Super Villain Mood, Athletic 7-10, Logic 3-6, Boss Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1200,- Limosine*
Emperor of Evil Mood, Athletic 8-10, Logic 5-10 Mo,Tu,Fr 2100,- Get Aura of Evil: Good sims and Law career will Boo. Coward,Loser,Neurotic flee.*


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Kitchen Scullion Mood, Cooking 1-3 Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 150,-
Spice Runner Mood, Cooking 1-4 Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 192,-
Vegetable Slicer Mood, Cooking 2-6, Boss Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 234,-
Ingredient Taster Mood, Cooking 3-7, Boss, Co-Workers Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 282,- Occasionally free food*
Line Cook Mood, Cooking 4-8, Boss, Co-Workers Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 462,-
Pastry Chef Mood, Cooking 5-9, Boss, Co-Workers Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 594,- Food processor*
Sous-Chef Mood, Cooking 6-9, Boss, Co-Workers Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 682,- Discount at work restaurant*
Executive Chef Mood, Cooking 7-10, Boss, Co-Workers Tu,Fr,Sa,Su 750,- Discount at both restaurants*
Chef de Cuisine Mood, Cooking 8-10, Boss, Co-Workers Mo,Tu,We,Th 1005,-
Five-Star Chef Mood, Cooking 9-10, Boss, Co-Workers Fr,Sa,Su 1400,- Master Chef Fridge


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Paper Boy Mood, Writing 1-3 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 228,-
Automated Spell Checker Checker Mood, Writing 1-4 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 264,-
Freelance Writer Mood, Writing 2-5, Stories Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 300,- Can interview
Professional Blogger Mood, Writing 3-6, Stories Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 456,- Can write articles
Anonymous Source Handler Mood, Writing 4-7, Charisma 1-4, Stories Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 388,-
Investigative Reporter Mood, Writing 5-8, Charisma 2-6, Stories Mo,We,Th,Fr 630,-
Weather Man Mood, Writing 6-9, Charisma 3-7 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 755,-
Lead Reporter Mood, Writing 7-9, Charisma 4-8, Stories Mo,We,Th,Fr 945,-
Editor-In-Chief Mood, Writing 8-10, Charisma 5-9, Stories Mo,We,Th,Fr 1180,-
Star News Anchor Mood, Writing 9-10, Charisma 6-10, Stories Mo,We,Th,Fr 1532,- Can tell intriguing news story

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Snitch Mood, Logic 1-3 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 240,-
Desk Jockey Mood, Logic 1-4, Partner Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 282,-
Traffic Cop Mood, Logic 1-5, Partner Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 330,- Can apprehend burglars
Patrol Officer Mood, Partner, Reports Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 390,- Get new ‘Question’ social
Lieutenant Mood, Partner, Reports Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 462,- Police car

Law Enforcement – Forensic Analyst

Law Enforcement – Forensic Analyst
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Wiretap Reader Mood, Logic 1-5, Partner, Reports Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 810,- Recieve laptop*
Crime Scene Technician Mood, Logic 2-6, Partner, Reports Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 954,-
Sketch Artist Mood, Logic 3-7, Painting 1-6, Reports Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1125,-
3D Crime Scene Modeler Mood, Logic 5-8, Painting 3-9, Reports Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1325,-
Dynamic DNA Profiler Mood, Logic 6-10, Painting 5-10, Reports Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1985,- Can ‘Run Analysis’ on PC for cash

Law Enforcement – Special Agent

Law Enforcement – Special Agent
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Vice Squad Mood, Athletic 1-5, Reports, Partner Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 690,-
Undercover Specialist Mood, Athletic 1-6, Reports, Partner Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 815,-
Special Agent Mood, Athletic 3-7, Reports, Partner Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 965,-
Triple Agent Mood, Athletic 5-8, Logic 2-6, Reports Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1136,-
International Super Spy Mood, Athletic 6-10, Logic 4-10, Reports Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1704,- Can raid warehouse for cash


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Organ Donor Mood, Logic 1-3 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 132,-
Bed Pan Cleaner Mood, Logic 1-4 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 150,-
Paramedic Mood, Logic 2-5 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 196,-
Medical Intern Mood, Logic 3-6, Research Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 330,- Can Give medical advice*
Resident Mood, Logic 3-7, Research Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 702,- Can Give good medical advice.* Can brag about being a doctor
Trauma Surgeon Mood, Logic 4-8, Research Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 816,-
Gene Therapist Mood, Logic 5-9, Research Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 960,-
Infectious Disease Researcher Mood, Logic 6-10, Research Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1050,-
Neurosurgeon Mood, Logic 7-10, Research Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1800,- Can Give amazing medical advice*
World Renowned Surgeon Mood, Logic 8-10, Research Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 2400,- Can play golf at work*


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Latrine Cleaner Mood, Athletic 1-3 Mo,Tu,We,Fr 280,- Can salute to officers
Mess Hall Server Mood, Athletic 1-5 Mo,Tu,We,Fr 352,-
Grunt Mood, Athletic2-6, Handy 1-3 Mo,Tu,We,Fr 392,-
Squad Leader Mood, Boss, Athletic 3-7, Handy 1-5 Mo,We,Fr 658,- Lower ranked soldiers salute you*
Flight Officer Mood, Boss, Athletic 4-8, Handy 3-6 Mo,We,Fr 756,-
Wingman Mood, Boss, Athletic 5-9, Handy 4-7 Mo,We,Fr 870,-
Fighter Pilot Mood, Boss, Athletic 4-9, Handy 5-8 Mo,We,Fr 1002,-
Squadron Leader Mood, Boss, Athletic 7-10, Handy 6-9 Mo,We,Fr 1152,-
Top Gun Mood, Boss, Athletic 8-10, Handy 7-10 Mo,We,Fr 1325,- Random Sims salute you.*
Astronaut Mood, Boss, Athletic 9-10, Handy 8-10 Mo 2004,-


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Fan Mood, Guitar 1-3 Mo,Tu,Th,Fr,Sa 126,-
Roadie Mood, Guitar 1-4 Mo,Tu,Th,Fr,Sa 150,-
Stagehand Mood, Guitar 2-6, Bandmembers Mo,Tu,Th,Fr,Sa 180,-
Band Manager Mood, Guitar 3-7, Bandmembers Mo,Tu,Th,Fr,Sa 264,-
Music Talent Scout Mood, Guitar 4-8, Bandmembers Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 313,50

Music – Rock

Music – Rock
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Lyricist Mood, Guitar 5-9, Bandmembers, Performances Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 485,- Can Perform concerts
Backup Vocalist Mood, Guitar 6-9, Bandmembers, Performances Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 630,- Get Wave interaction*
Lead Guitarist Mood, Guitar 7-10, Bandmembers, Performances Tu,Fr,Sa 819,-
Pop Icon Mood, Guitar 8-10, Bandmembers, Performances Tu,Fr,Sa 1144,- Be worshipped by other Sims*
Rock Star Mood, Guitar 9-10, Performances N/A N/A Can hold payed autograph sessions

Music- Symphonic

Music- Symphonic
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Quartet Member Mood, Guitar 5-9, Orchestra Members Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 467,50
Orchestra Member Mood, Guitar 6-9, Orchestra Members Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 610,50
Orchestra Lead Mood, Guitar 7-10, Logic 1-4, Orchestra Members Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 792,- Free theater visits*
Conductor Mood, Guitar 8-10, Logic 3-6, Orchestra Members Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 1030,- Be worshipped by other Sims*
Hit Movie Composer Mood, Guitar 9-10, Logic 5-10, Orchestra Members Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 1805,- Get radio*


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Podium Polisher Mood, Charisma 1-3 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 144,-
Ballot Counter Mood, Charisma 1-4 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 186,-
Campaign Intern Mood, Charisma 2-6 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 231,-
Yes-Man Mood, Charisma 3-7 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 270,-
City Council Member Mood, Charisma 4-8, Boss, Funding Mo,We,Th,Fr 379,50
Local Representative Mood, Charisma 5-9, Boss, Funding Mo,We,Th,Fr 500,50 Can give Inspirational speech
Mayor Mood, Charisma 6-9, Boss, Funding Mo,We,Th,Fr 650,-
Governor Mood, Charisma 7-10, Boss, Funding Mo,We,Th,Fr 800,- Drive around in limo
Vice-President Mood, Charisma 8-10, Boss, Funding Mo,We,Fr 1201,50-
Leader of the Free World Mood, Charisma 9-10, Funding Mo,We,Fr 1903,50 Aura of leadership.* Sims wave at you.*


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Rabid Fan Mood, Athletic 1-3 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Sa 78,-
Snack Hawker Mood, Athletic 1-4 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Sa 150,-
Toddler Sports Coach Mood, Athletic 2-6 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Sa 198,-
Minor Leaguer Mood, Athletic 3-7, Teammates Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa 258,-
Rookie Mood, Athletic 4-8, Teammates, Matches Mo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su 385,-
Starter Mood, Athletic 5-9, Teammates, Matches Mo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su 670,-
Team Captain Mood, Athletic 6-9, Teammates, Matches Mo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su 1005,-
League MVP Mood, Athletic 7-10, Teammates, Matches Mo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su 1205,-
Superstar Mood, Athletic 8-10, Teammates, Matches Mo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su 1925,-
Sports Legend Mood, Athletic 9-10, Teammates, Matches Mo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su 1386,- Can hold authograph sessions


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Test Subject Mood, Gardening 1-4 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 242,-
Lab Tech Mood, Gardening 2-5 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 291,50
Useless Contraption Manipulator Mood, Gardening 3-6, Handy 1-4 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 346,50
Fertilizer Analyst Mood, Gardening 4-7, Handy 1-4 Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 485,-
Carnivorous Plant Tender Mood, Gardening 4-8, Handy 2-5 Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 702,-
Aquatic Ecosystem Tweaker Mood, Gardening 5-8, Handy 3-6, Fishing 1-4 Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 670,-
Genetic Resequencer Mood, Gardening 5-9, Handy 5-7, Fishing 2-5 Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 841,50
Top Secret Researcher Mood, Gardening 6-10, Handy 5-8, Fishing 3-6 Mo,Tu,Th,Fr 1008,- Recieve rare seed*
Creature-Robot Crossbreeder Mood, Gardening 7-10, Handy 6-9, Fishing 4-7 Mo,Tu,Fr 1210,50 Recieve rare seed*
Mad Scientist Mood, Gardening 8-10, Handy 7-10, Fishing 5-10 Mo,Tu,Fr 2222,- Can do science on objects



Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Playground Monitor Mood Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 120,-
Teacher’s Aide Mood Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 144,-
Substitute Teacher Mood, Charisma 1-3 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 173,-
Elem.School Teacher Mood, Logic 1-3, Charisma 1-4 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 208,- Better at helping with homework
Middle School Teacher Mood, Logic 1-4, Charisma 2-5 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 250,-
High School Teacher Mood, Logic 2-5, Charisma 3-6, Lectures Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 300,- Can give payed lectures
Department Head Mood, Logic, Charisma, Lectures Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 450,-
Assistant Principal Mood, Logic, Charisma, Lectures Mo,Tu,We,Th 675,-
Principal Mood, Logic, Charisma, Lectures Mo,Tu,We,Th 1103,-
District Superintendant Mood, Logic, Charisma, Lectures Mo,Tu,Th 1621,- Can give ‘Great Lecture’.

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer
Jobname Requirement Workdays Salary Perks
Fabric Fetcher Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 272,-
Pattern Spotter 800 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 336,-
Placement Planner 1200 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 400,- Get ‘solicit’ social. Helps to convince potential clients.
Feng Shui Fiend 1600 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 560,-
Decor Debutant 2000 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 584,- Get Tape Measure. When used, you get a bigger tip.
Furniture Fashionista 2400 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 800,-
Regent of Rugs 2800 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1120,- Extra value for home-made objects.
Aesthetic Architect 3200 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1440,- Get ‘discuss renovation’ social to find out clients traits.
Sultan of Style 3600 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1520,-
Dictator of Design 4000 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 2480,-


Jobname Requirement Workdays Salary Perks
Waterboy Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 276,- Get ‘I’m a firefighter’ social.
Soot Stripper 400 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 340,-
Fire Safety Instructor 600 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 400,-
Hose Handler 800 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 520,- Get Firefighter axe walldecoration
Fireman 1000 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 640,- Get Fire extinguisher
Fire Sergeant 1200 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 840,-
Fire Captain 1400 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1132,-
Backdraft Specialist 1600 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1480,-
Assistant Fire Chief 1800 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1840,- Get ‘immune to fire’ trait.
Fire Chief 2000 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 2480,- Get fire alarm. Get personal fire truck.

Ghost Hunter

Ghost Hunter
Jobname Requirement Workdays Salary Perks
Tarot Card Reader Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 280,- Get ‘Show off Banshee Banisher’ social.
Ectoplasm Cleaner 800 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 344,-
Spooky Noise Silencer 1200 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 400,-
Spirit Sweeper 1600 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 520,-
Céance Holder 2000 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 640,- Get Spook-o-Meter
Ghost Grabber 2400 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 840,-
Creep Seeker 2800 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1144,-
Rare Medium 3200 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1480,- Banshee Banisher is upgraded
Outstanding Occultist 3600 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1840,-
Paranormal Expert 4000 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 2480,- Get Spirit Scanner which reveals ghosts on the map.


Jobname Requirement Workdays Salary Perks
Eavesdropper Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 275,- Get new outfit
Small Claims Investigator 400 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 340,- Get magnifying glass
Wrongdoing Analyzer 600 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 400,- Get door for office
Community Crime Solver 800 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 525,- Get fingerprint kit
Obscure Clue Summoner 1000 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 650,- Get new outfit
Gumshoe 1200 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 850,- Get case board decoration
Licensed Snoop 1400 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1125,- Unlocks ‘Sneak here’
Community Sleuth 1600 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1475,- Get new car
Investigation Specialist 1800 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 1850,-
Private Eye 2000 XP Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 2475,- Get new outfit


Jobname Requirement Workdays Salary Perks
Fashion Fledgling Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 182,- Get ‘Discuss fashion’ social
Taffeta Trainee 2160 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 240,- Get pay increase
Polka Dot Specialist 3240 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 298,- Can do make-overs in neighborhood
Houndstooth Soothsayer 4320 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 444,-
Trendsetter in Training 5400 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 458,- Get pay increase
In Vogue Virtuoso 6480 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 700,- Get ‘Give fashion advice’ social
Haute Hot Shot 7560 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 984,-
Couture Connoisseur 8640 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 1310,- Get pay increase
Fashionista 9720 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 1352,-
Fashion Phenomenon 10000 XP Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa 2306,- Get permanent ‘stylin’ moodlet

Late Night


Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Background Extra Mood Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 126,-
Best Boy Mood, Co-Workers Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 150,-
Key Grip Mood, Co-Workers Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 180,-
Personal Assistant Mood, Co-Workers, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 260,- Can gain more celebrity points
Production Manager Mood, Co-Workers, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr 310,-

Film – Acting

Film – Acting
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
TV Actor Mood, Charisma, Co-Workers, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th 575,- Get more easily in clubs
Featured Actor Mood, Charisma, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th 720,- Get Sims Choice Award
Supporting Actor Mood, Charisma, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th 820,- Get a limosine
Lead Actor Mood, Charisma, Celebrity level Mo,We,Th 1216,- Get Green Orb Award
Superstar Actor Mood, Charisma, Celebrity level Mo,We,Th 2310,- Get Simmy Award – Get your own trailer

Film – Directing

Film – Directing
Jobname Performance boost Workdays Salary Perks
Storyboardist Mood, Writingskill, Co-Workers, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th 465,- Get more easily in clubs
2nd Unit Director Mood, Writingskill, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th 610,- Get Sims Choice Award
Script Writer Mood, Writingskill, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th 795,- Can write screenplays at home
Assistant Director Mood, Writingskill, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th 1028,- Get Green Orb Award
Distinguished Director Mood, Writingskill, Celebrity level Mo,Tu,We,Th 1803,- Get Simmy Award – Get Director’s Chair

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