The Sims 3: Careers

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Base game

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


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Coffee CourierMood, BossMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr162,-
Filing ClerkMood, BossMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr210,-
Report ProcessorMood, Boss, Co- WorkersMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr276,-
Corporate DroneMood, Boss, Co- WorkersMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr354,-
Department HeadMood, Boss, Co- WorkersMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr532,-
Division ManagerMood, Boss, Co- Workers, MeetingsMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr693,-
Vice PresidentMood, Boss, Co- Workers, MeetingsMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr896,-
CEOMood, Boss, Co- Workers, MeetingsMo,Tu,Th,Fr1434,-
Chairman of the BoardMood, Co-Workers, MeetingsMo,Tu,Th,Fr1722,-
Power BrokerMood, Co-Workers, MeetingsMo,Tu,Th948,-Can hold payed meetings


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
DecoyMood, Athletic 1-3Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su102,-
CutpurseMood, Athletic 1-4Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su144,-
ThugMood, Athletic 2-6Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su192,-
Getaway DriverMood, Athletic 3-7, AccomplicesMo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su240,-
BagmanMood, Athletic 4-8, AccomplicesMo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su312,-
Con ArtistMood, Athletic 5-9, AccomplicesMo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su378,-

Criminal – Thief

Criminal – Thief
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
SafecrackerMood, Athletic 6-9, AccomplicesMo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su480,-Can sneak
Bank RobberMood, Athletic 7-10, AccomplicesTu,Fr,Sa,Su610,-Free piece of art
Cat BurglarMood, Athletic 9-10, AccomplicesTu,Fr,Sa,Su900,-Free piece of art
Master ThiefMood, Athletic 10, AccomplicesTu,Fr,Sa,Su2100,-Get Fox statue (+25 mood for 8 hours when viewed)

Criminal – Evil

Criminal – Evil
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
HenchmanMood, Athletic 5-9, BossMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr654,-
Evil SidekickMood, Athletic 6-10, Logic 1-4, BossMo,Tu,Th,Fr852,-
Super VillainMood, Athletic 7-10, Logic 3-6, BossMo,Tu,Th,Fr1200,-Limosine*
Emperor of EvilMood, Athletic 8-10, Logic 5-10Mo,Tu,Fr2100,-Get Aura of Evil: Good sims and Law career will Boo. Coward,Loser,Neurotic flee.*


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Kitchen ScullionMood, Cooking 1-3Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su150,-
Spice RunnerMood, Cooking 1-4Mo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su192,-
Vegetable SlicerMood, Cooking 2-6, BossMo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su234,-
Ingredient TasterMood, Cooking 3-7, Boss, Co-WorkersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su282,-Occasionally free food*
Line CookMood, Cooking 4-8, Boss, Co-WorkersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su462,-
Pastry ChefMood, Cooking 5-9, Boss, Co-WorkersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa,Su594,-Food processor*
Sous-ChefMood, Cooking 6-9, Boss, Co-WorkersTu,Fr,Sa,Su682,-Discount at work restaurant*
Executive ChefMood, Cooking 7-10, Boss, Co-WorkersTu,Fr,Sa,Su750,-Discount at both restaurants*
Chef de CuisineMood, Cooking 8-10, Boss, Co-WorkersMo,Tu,We,Th1005,-
Five-Star ChefMood, Cooking 9-10, Boss, Co-WorkersFr,Sa,Su1400,-Master Chef Fridge


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Paper BoyMood, Writing 1-3Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr228,-
Automated Spell Checker CheckerMood, Writing 1-4Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr264,-
Freelance WriterMood, Writing 2-5, StoriesMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr300,-Can interview
Professional BloggerMood, Writing 3-6, StoriesMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr456,-Can write articles
Anonymous Source HandlerMood, Writing 4-7, Charisma 1-4, StoriesMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr388,-
Investigative ReporterMood, Writing 5-8, Charisma 2-6, StoriesMo,We,Th,Fr630,-
Weather ManMood, Writing 6-9, Charisma 3-7Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr755,-
Lead ReporterMood, Writing 7-9, Charisma 4-8, StoriesMo,We,Th,Fr945,-
Editor-In-ChiefMood, Writing 8-10, Charisma 5-9, StoriesMo,We,Th,Fr1180,-
Star News AnchorMood, Writing 9-10, Charisma 6-10, StoriesMo,We,Th,Fr1532,-Can tell intriguing news story

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
SnitchMood, Logic 1-3Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr240,-
Desk JockeyMood, Logic 1-4, PartnerMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr282,-
Traffic CopMood, Logic 1-5, PartnerMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr330,-Can apprehend burglars
Patrol OfficerMood, Partner, ReportsMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr390,-Get new ‘Question’ social
LieutenantMood, Partner, ReportsMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr462,-Police car

Law Enforcement – Forensic Analyst

Law Enforcement – Forensic Analyst
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Wiretap ReaderMood, Logic 1-5, Partner, ReportsMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr810,-Recieve laptop*
Crime Scene TechnicianMood, Logic 2-6, Partner, ReportsMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr954,-
Sketch ArtistMood, Logic 3-7, Painting 1-6, ReportsMo,Tu,Th,Fr1125,-
3D Crime Scene ModelerMood, Logic 5-8, Painting 3-9, ReportsMo,Tu,Th,Fr1325,-
Dynamic DNA ProfilerMood, Logic 6-10, Painting 5-10, ReportsMo,Tu,Th,Fr1985,-Can ‘Run Analysis’ on PC for cash

Law Enforcement – Special Agent

Law Enforcement – Special Agent
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Vice SquadMood, Athletic 1-5, Reports, PartnerMo,Tu,Th,Fr690,-
Undercover SpecialistMood, Athletic 1-6, Reports, PartnerMo,Tu,Th,Fr815,-
Special AgentMood, Athletic 3-7, Reports, PartnerMo,Tu,Th,Fr965,-
Triple AgentMood, Athletic 5-8, Logic 2-6, ReportsMo,Tu,Th,Fr1136,-
International Super SpyMood, Athletic 6-10, Logic 4-10, ReportsMo,Tu,Th,Fr1704,-Can raid warehouse for cash


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Organ DonorMood, Logic 1-3Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr132,-
Bed Pan CleanerMood, Logic 1-4Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr150,-
ParamedicMood, Logic 2-5Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr196,-
Medical InternMood, Logic 3-6, ResearchMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr330,-Can Give medical advice*
ResidentMood, Logic 3-7, ResearchMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr702,-Can Give good medical advice.* Can brag about being a doctor
Trauma SurgeonMood, Logic 4-8, ResearchMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr816,-
Gene TherapistMood, Logic 5-9, ResearchMo,Tu,Th,Fr960,-
Infectious Disease ResearcherMood, Logic 6-10, ResearchMo,Tu,Th,Fr1050,-
NeurosurgeonMood, Logic 7-10, ResearchMo,Tu,Th,Fr1800,-Can Give amazing medical advice*
World Renowned SurgeonMood, Logic 8-10, ResearchMo,Tu,Th,Fr2400,-Can play golf at work*


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Latrine CleanerMood, Athletic 1-3Mo,Tu,We,Fr280,-Can salute to officers
Mess Hall ServerMood, Athletic 1-5Mo,Tu,We,Fr352,-
GruntMood, Athletic2-6, Handy 1-3Mo,Tu,We,Fr392,-
Squad LeaderMood, Boss, Athletic 3-7, Handy 1-5Mo,We,Fr658,-Lower ranked soldiers salute you*
Flight OfficerMood, Boss, Athletic 4-8, Handy 3-6Mo,We,Fr756,-
WingmanMood, Boss, Athletic 5-9, Handy 4-7Mo,We,Fr870,-
Fighter PilotMood, Boss, Athletic 4-9, Handy 5-8Mo,We,Fr1002,-
Squadron LeaderMood, Boss, Athletic 7-10, Handy 6-9Mo,We,Fr1152,-
Top GunMood, Boss, Athletic 8-10, Handy 7-10Mo,We,Fr1325,-Random Sims salute you.*
AstronautMood, Boss, Athletic 9-10, Handy 8-10Mo2004,-


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
FanMood, Guitar 1-3Mo,Tu,Th,Fr,Sa126,-
RoadieMood, Guitar 1-4Mo,Tu,Th,Fr,Sa150,-
StagehandMood, Guitar 2-6, BandmembersMo,Tu,Th,Fr,Sa180,-
Band ManagerMood, Guitar 3-7, BandmembersMo,Tu,Th,Fr,Sa264,-
Music Talent ScoutMood, Guitar 4-8, BandmembersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa313,50

Music – Rock

Music – Rock
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
LyricistMood, Guitar 5-9, Bandmembers, PerformancesMo,Tu,Fr,Sa485,-Can Perform concerts
Backup VocalistMood, Guitar 6-9, Bandmembers, PerformancesMo,Tu,Fr,Sa630,-Get Wave interaction*
Lead GuitaristMood, Guitar 7-10, Bandmembers, PerformancesTu,Fr,Sa819,-
Pop IconMood, Guitar 8-10, Bandmembers, PerformancesTu,Fr,Sa1144,-Be worshipped by other Sims*
Rock StarMood, Guitar 9-10, PerformancesN/AN/ACan hold payed autograph sessions

Music- Symphonic

Music- Symphonic
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Quartet MemberMood, Guitar 5-9, Orchestra MembersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa467,50
Orchestra MemberMood, Guitar 6-9, Orchestra MembersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa610,50
Orchestra LeadMood, Guitar 7-10, Logic 1-4, Orchestra MembersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa792,-Free theater visits*
ConductorMood, Guitar 8-10, Logic 3-6, Orchestra MembersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa1030,-Be worshipped by other Sims*
Hit Movie ComposerMood, Guitar 9-10, Logic 5-10, Orchestra MembersMo,Tu,Fr,Sa1805,-Get radio*


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Podium PolisherMood, Charisma 1-3Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr144,-
Ballot CounterMood, Charisma 1-4Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr186,-
Campaign InternMood, Charisma 2-6Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr231,-
Yes-ManMood, Charisma 3-7Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr270,-
City Council MemberMood, Charisma 4-8, Boss, FundingMo,We,Th,Fr379,50
Local RepresentativeMood, Charisma 5-9, Boss, FundingMo,We,Th,Fr500,50Can give Inspirational speech
MayorMood, Charisma 6-9, Boss, FundingMo,We,Th,Fr650,-
GovernorMood, Charisma 7-10, Boss, FundingMo,We,Th,Fr800,-Drive around in limo
Vice-PresidentMood, Charisma 8-10, Boss, FundingMo,We,Fr1201,50-
Leader of the Free WorldMood, Charisma 9-10, FundingMo,We,Fr1903,50Aura of leadership.* Sims wave at you.*


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Rabid FanMood, Athletic 1-3Mo,Tu,We,Th,Sa78,-
Snack HawkerMood, Athletic 1-4Mo,Tu,We,Th,Sa150,-
Toddler Sports CoachMood, Athletic 2-6Mo,Tu,We,Th,Sa198,-
Minor LeaguerMood, Athletic 3-7, TeammatesMo,Tu,Fr,Sa258,-
RookieMood, Athletic 4-8, Teammates, MatchesMo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su385,-
StarterMood, Athletic 5-9, Teammates, MatchesMo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su670,-
Team CaptainMood, Athletic 6-9, Teammates, MatchesMo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su1005,-
League MVPMood, Athletic 7-10, Teammates, MatchesMo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su1205,-
SuperstarMood, Athletic 8-10, Teammates, MatchesMo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su1925,-
Sports LegendMood, Athletic 9-10, Teammates, MatchesMo,Tu,We,Fr,Sa,Su1386,-Can hold authograph sessions


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Test SubjectMood, Gardening 1-4Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr242,-
Lab TechMood, Gardening 2-5Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr291,50
Useless Contraption ManipulatorMood, Gardening 3-6, Handy 1-4Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr346,50
Fertilizer AnalystMood, Gardening 4-7, Handy 1-4Mo,Tu,Th,Fr485,-
Carnivorous Plant TenderMood, Gardening 4-8, Handy 2-5Mo,Tu,Th,Fr702,-
Aquatic Ecosystem TweakerMood, Gardening 5-8, Handy 3-6, Fishing 1-4Mo,Tu,Th,Fr670,-
Genetic ResequencerMood, Gardening 5-9, Handy 5-7, Fishing 2-5Mo,Tu,Th,Fr841,50
Top Secret ResearcherMood, Gardening 6-10, Handy 5-8, Fishing 3-6Mo,Tu,Th,Fr1008,-Recieve rare seed*
Creature-Robot CrossbreederMood, Gardening 7-10, Handy 6-9, Fishing 4-7Mo,Tu,Fr1210,50Recieve rare seed*
Mad ScientistMood, Gardening 8-10, Handy 7-10, Fishing 5-10Mo,Tu,Fr2222,-Can do science on objects



JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Playground MonitorMoodMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr120,-
Teacher’s AideMoodMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr144,-
Substitute TeacherMood, Charisma 1-3Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr173,-
Elem.School TeacherMood, Logic 1-3, Charisma 1-4Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr208,-Better at helping with homework
Middle School TeacherMood, Logic 1-4, Charisma 2-5Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr250,-
High School TeacherMood, Logic 2-5, Charisma 3-6, LecturesMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr300,-Can give payed lectures
Department HeadMood, Logic, Charisma, LecturesMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr450,-
Assistant PrincipalMood, Logic, Charisma, LecturesMo,Tu,We,Th675,-
PrincipalMood, Logic, Charisma, LecturesMo,Tu,We,Th1103,-
District SuperintendantMood, Logic, Charisma, LecturesMo,Tu,Th1621,-Can give ‘Great Lecture’.

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer
Fabric FetcherMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr272,-
Pattern Spotter800 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr336,-
Placement Planner1200 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr400,-Get ‘solicit’ social. Helps to convince potential clients.
Feng Shui Fiend1600 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr560,-
Decor Debutant2000 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr584,-Get Tape Measure. When used, you get a bigger tip.
Furniture Fashionista2400 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr800,-
Regent of Rugs2800 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1120,-Extra value for home-made objects.
Aesthetic Architect3200 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1440,-Get ‘discuss renovation’ social to find out clients traits.
Sultan of Style3600 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1520,-
Dictator of Design4000 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr2480,-


WaterboyMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr276,-Get ‘I’m a firefighter’ social.
Soot Stripper400 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr340,-
Fire Safety Instructor600 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr400,-
Hose Handler800 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr520,-Get Firefighter axe walldecoration
Fireman1000 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr640,-Get Fire extinguisher
Fire Sergeant1200 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr840,-
Fire Captain1400 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1132,-
Backdraft Specialist1600 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1480,-
Assistant Fire Chief1800 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1840,-Get ‘immune to fire’ trait.
Fire Chief2000 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr2480,-Get fire alarm. Get personal fire truck.

Ghost Hunter

Ghost Hunter
Tarot Card ReaderMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr280,-Get ‘Show off Banshee Banisher’ social.
Ectoplasm Cleaner800 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr344,-
Spooky Noise Silencer1200 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr400,-
Spirit Sweeper1600 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr520,-
CĂ©ance Holder2000 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr640,-Get Spook-o-Meter
Ghost Grabber2400 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr840,-
Creep Seeker2800 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1144,-
Rare Medium3200 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1480,-Banshee Banisher is upgraded
Outstanding Occultist3600 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1840,-
Paranormal Expert4000 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr2480,-Get Spirit Scanner which reveals ghosts on the map.


EavesdropperMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr275,-Get new outfit
Small Claims Investigator400 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr340,-Get magnifying glass
Wrongdoing Analyzer600 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr400,-Get door for office
Community Crime Solver800 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr525,-Get fingerprint kit
Obscure Clue Summoner1000 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr650,-Get new outfit
Gumshoe1200 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr850,-Get case board decoration
Licensed Snoop1400 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1125,-Unlocks ‘Sneak here’
Community Sleuth1600 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1475,-Get new car
Investigation Specialist1800 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr1850,-
Private Eye2000 XPMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr2475,-Get new outfit


Fashion FledglingTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa182,-Get ‘Discuss fashion’ social
Taffeta Trainee2160 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa240,-Get pay increase
Polka Dot Specialist3240 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa298,-Can do make-overs in neighborhood
Houndstooth Soothsayer4320 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa444,-
Trendsetter in Training5400 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa458,-Get pay increase
In Vogue Virtuoso6480 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa700,-Get ‘Give fashion advice’ social
Haute Hot Shot7560 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa984,-
Couture Connoisseur8640 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa1310,-Get pay increase
Fashionista9720 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa1352,-
Fashion Phenomenon10000 XPTu,We,Th,Fr,Sa2306,-Get permanent ‘stylin’ moodlet

Late Night


JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
Background ExtraMoodMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr126,-
Best BoyMood, Co-WorkersMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr150,-
Key GripMood, Co-WorkersMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr180,-
Personal AssistantMood, Co-Workers, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr260,-Can gain more celebrity points
Production ManagerMood, Co-Workers, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th,Fr310,-

Film – Acting

Film – Acting
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
TV ActorMood, Charisma, Co-Workers, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th575,-Get more easily in clubs
Featured ActorMood, Charisma, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th720,-Get Sims Choice Award
Supporting ActorMood, Charisma, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th820,-Get a limosine
Lead ActorMood, Charisma, Celebrity levelMo,We,Th1216,-Get Green Orb Award
Superstar ActorMood, Charisma, Celebrity levelMo,We,Th2310,-Get Simmy Award – Get your own trailer

Film – Directing

Film – Directing
JobnamePerformance boostWorkdaysSalaryPerks
StoryboardistMood, Writingskill, Co-Workers, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th465,-Get more easily in clubs
2nd Unit DirectorMood, Writingskill, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th610,-Get Sims Choice Award
Script WriterMood, Writingskill, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th795,-Can write screenplays at home
Assistant DirectorMood, Writingskill, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th1028,-Get Green Orb Award
Distinguished DirectorMood, Writingskill, Celebrity levelMo,Tu,We,Th1803,-Get Simmy Award – Get Director’s Chair

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