Brittany is an avid "The Sims" fan and has been playing and modding the games since the first "The Sims" title was released in 2000!
Making money can be tricky in The Sims 4. Of course, you can just use cheats and plant simoleons right into your game, but it's harder doing it the old fashioned way, through hard work and a daily job, especially when you’re not sure which jobs earn the most money in the game.
Here is a list of the top 10 highest earning careers in The Sims 4! If you’re looking for a list of all the careers, check out my Ultimate Sims 4 Career Guide!
1. Military Career: Covert Operator or Officer
At Level 10 of the Military Career, your Sim can earn $3,376 per day as either a Covert Officer or an Officer. Both branches of the career require your Sim to work 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, to equal a whopping $16,880 simoleons per week.
The career also comes with several perks, including new clothes, medals that your Sim can display in their home, and a $4567 cash bonus upon reaching Level 10.
The Sims 4: Strangerville Expansion Pack is required in order to play the Military Career.
2. Style Influencer or Stylist
At Level 10 of the Style Influencer career (patched into the base game for free in 2018), your Sim can earn $3,000 per day in the Stylist Branch. Since the career requires 5 days of work per week, at 5 hours per day, that equates to $15,000 per week.
Some additional perks for this career are the ability to make over other Sims, Make Trends, and a cash bonus of $3,720 upon reaching Level 10.
3. Astronaut: Interstellar Smuggler
If your Sims choose to branch off to the Interstellar Smuggler branch of the Astronaut Career, they can earn $3,717 per day! The career only requires them to work 4 days a week, with 9 hours of work per day, equating $14,868 per day.
Additional perks for the career include a rocket ship and a $5025 cash bonus at Level 10.
4. Gardener or Botanist
If you have The Sims 4: Seasons installed, your Sim can pursue a career in Gardening and go into the Botanist branch, which will earn them $2,940 simoleons per day. At 5 days a week, with 7 hours of work per day, this equals $14,700 per week.
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Your Sim’s promotion rewards include a variety of plants as well as $1,200 in cash at Level 10.
5. Style Influencer or Trend Setter
The Style Influencer is a lucrative career no matter which branch you choose! If your Sim goes down the Trend Setter branch, they can earn $2706 per day. At 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, they’ll be banking $13,530 per week!
As your Sim gets promoted, they’ll unlock the ability to Make Trends and also earn a $3100 cash bonus at Level 10.
6. Business or Investor
The Business Career can also equal a lot of money for your Sim, if they go down the Investor branch. Your Sim can earn $3,248 per day. At 4 days a week and 8 hours per day, this equals $12,992 per week.
Your Sim will be rewarded with a variety of office furniture as they get promoted, as well as $2,619 in cash at Level 10 of the career.
7. Secret Agent or Villain or Diamond Agent
The Secret Agent career can earn your Sim a lot of money regardless of which branch they choose. At Level 10 of the Villain branch, they can earn $2,575 per day. At Level 10 of the Diamond Agent branch, they earn $4260 per day. Despite the daily wage being more in the Diamond Agent branch, the Villain branch earns more per week; $12,875 (at 5 days a week and 5 hours per day). On the other hand, the Diamond Agent requires your Sim to work only 3 days a week, but at 15 hours per day!
Both branches reward your Sim with a variety of sleek spy clothes. Diamond Agents receive a Spy Satellite and $3,741 in cash at Level 10. Meanwhile, Villains receive an expensive Founder Statue and $5,743 in cash at Level 10.
8. Criminal or Boss
Doing crime pays in The Sims, and if your Sim goes down the Boss branch, they can make some big money! They’ll earn $3,115 per day; working 4 days a week and 7 hours per day, they’ll earn $12,460 per week.
They’ll earn several statues and goods that you can sell for additional cash and a HUGE bonus of $8,039 upon reaching Level 10 of the Boss branch. That’s the highest cash bonus in the game!
9. Business or Management
If your Sim branches off into the Management career rather than the Investor career, they can still earn a decent amount of simoleons! The Management career will allow your Sim to earn $3,000 per day; with 4 days of work per week at 7 hours per day, that equals $12,000 per week.
Your Sim will earn several office furniture pieces, as well as $2,417 cash at Level 10.
10. Astronaut or Space Ranger
Go off into space, come back with money! With the Space Ranger branch, your Sim can earn $2,954 per day. With 4 days of work per week, and 7 hours of work per day, that means your Sim can earn $11,816 per week.
In addition to the money, your Sim will receive a rocket ship, a space suit, and $4,567 cash at Level 10.
Those are the top 10 most lucrative careers in The Sims 4! How much money has your Sims earned? Let me know in the comments!
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© 2019 Brittany Brown
dj on August 02, 2020:
THX FOR THE USEFUL ARTICLE
Val on April 26, 2020:
Thanks for this useful article. So helpful!
Best earning simoleons in my opinion based on my experience:
Try to level up your flower arrangement skill to level 10 and choose orchid option with 800+ simoleons per one orchid vase. Then sell it. Although, you wouldn't earn simoleons instead of paying them at level 1-4 flower arrangement skill and arrange orchid requires higher level, you will be surprised with this method. You can buy flower arrangement bench in buy mode. The highest was 6,4k per one orchid vase for me. So 5,6k one orchid vase in 1 hour of sim clock.
Also, more insane if you buy Marketable perk to make your craft things more expensive in rewards store (6,4k was when I already bought this perk).
Plant flowers you want to arrange them later and put them in your inventory, won't cost you or less pay in one vase if you don't have some specific flowers.
PayonNUltra on April 14, 2020:
Just doing to painter hobby, I can make about 4,000 in a day by working for maybe 8 hours a day and it is optional how many paintings you do and how much you work. FreeLancer is also a good job as long as you have good skill in that area.
Erik on March 16, 2020:
As a musician you can write jingles at home netting you 200$ per hour, sometimes.up to 500 so i dont think this list is accurate.
Burkey on February 06, 2020:
I just got level ten at the astronaut career and i chose interstellar smuggler and i did the math and i have mad 50,000 simoleons in like 2 weeks.
345 on January 04, 2020:
I have a sim that’s a Creator of Worlds, and they make $475 an hour, when it’s a work day, they make lots of money!!
Brittany Brown (author) from Sydney, Australia on September 14, 2019:
I agree, Leo! I also made a tonne of money as a painter and then selling artwork in a gallery using Get to Work. My Sims got rich very quick that way!
Leo on September 13, 2019:
The painter carrer is so good to work at, freelance or the other 2 in get to work expansion. Create masterpieces and get over 2k each.
Hails on April 25, 2019:
I just finished a shift as Police Chief and made $7,840
Ava Metallo12345 on April 08, 2019:
Love it girl