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The Sims 3 Business Career Track

This Sims 3 Guide was originally written for the PC and Mac versions of the game, but also will help owners of the console versions - PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Please remember some info or numbers may have changed.

Business Career Track in the Sims 3To get a job in the business career track, have your Sim apply at the office building in town. Interestingly, this career track requires no skills, only friends (co-workers and boss). Eventually they'll have to hold meetings in their spare time to begin to excel. Power Brokers (level 10) will get paid handsomely for the meetings they hold, and work very short hours throughout the week. They'll make $500 per hour ($750) for holding a 1 1/2 hour meeting.

The Sims 3 Business Career Track: Pay Rate, Hours Worked and Skill Reqs

Career Track
Job TitleWork HoursSalary/Pay Rate
Wages Earned/Day
Job Promotion &
Work Promotion Factors
1Coffee CourierMon-Fri
Mood, Boss
2Filing ClerkMon-Fri
Mood, Boss
3Report ProcessorMon-Fri
Mood, Boss, Co-Workers
4Corporate DroneMon-Fri
Mood, Boss, Co-Workers
5Department HeadMon-Fri
Mood, Boss, Co-Workers
6Division ManagerMon-Fri
Mood, Boss, Co-Workers, Meetings Held
7Vice PresidentMon-Fri
Mood, Boss, Co-Workers, Meetings Held
8CEOMon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Mood, Boss, Co-Workers, Meetings Held
9Chairman of the BoardMon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Mood, Co-Workers, Meetings Held
10Power BrokerMon, Tue, Thu
Mood, Co-Workers, Meetings Held

Good Traits for The Sims 3's Business Career Track

You'll notice that the business career track is a bit unique. It features no skill-based performance metrics. In short, most any Sim can excel in this track so long as they befriend the boss and co-workers. With that in mind, I have only one recommendation:

Schmoozer rocks for those days when aspiring CEO can spend a little time around the water cooler. This will help your Sim to befriend all co-workers. You'll need to meet them all first, and I recommend your Sim spends their first days doing so until they've accomplished this. Afterward, switch to talking to them during work hours to get the friends bars moving on all at once. Your Sim will do even better at this with the office hero lifetime happiness reward.

Look to Good Traits For Every Career for more ideas.

Business Career Uniforms
Sims 3 Business Uniform: Coffee Courier
Coffee Courier Uniform
Sims 3 Business Uniform: Report Processor
Report Processor Uniform
Sims 3 Business Uniform: Corporate Drone
Corporate Drone Uniform
Sims 3 Business Uniform: Division manager
Division Manager Uniform
Sims 3 Business Uniform: Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board Uniform
Sims 3 Business Uniform: Power Broker
Power Broker Uniform
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Luke says...
My sim makes 1,800/hr as a power broker. I got an A in Business at college, and have the entrepreneurial mindset. I also live in the city town.
29th July 2014 2:57pm
Jet says...
Because the power broker works less then the stage below it
5th February 2018 4:16am
Abdul says...
Why is chariman of the board salary higher than power broker which is level 10 someone plz explain ASAP
In my experience it's not.
21st July 2013 12:05am
Rik says...
i dont know but it is. they get more per hour but less in total :(
30th July 2013 11:27am
Peter says...
Actually it is:
-Chairman of the Board $1812/day
-Power Broker $993/day
PB has to work 3 weeks to make what Chairman makes in one...
30th July 2013 11:51am
didemiss says...
you work for half as long. if you use the extra 3 hours to hold 2 meetings not only will it give your meetings held a boost, but you'll add 1500 to your total for the day, making the rank 10 still better than rank 9 on the job ladder.
if you choose not to hold meetings after you're done with a job, well, that's your choice.
27th February 2014 12:44pm
Shannon says...
Hey, does anyone know if there are any benefits to holding offsite meetings compared to ones at the busniss centre?
Not really other than location.  They both seem to raise the meetings metric at the same rate.
17th July 2013 9:50pm
Shannon says...
Okay, Thanks. I'll keep that in mind when I hold meetings
19th July 2013 11:34am
ssaff says...
Sim Powerbroker was low on 'Meetings', so I lined her up to hold meetings at numerous (all) the meeting locations around town and just concentrated on other Sims and Pets.
24th October 2013 5:41pm
Khuyen says...
My two Sims are Power Brokers and they get more than 800/hr, they all have A grade Business degree. But they only work 3hrs a day, 3 days a week so they earn less than the chair man of the board so getting on the highest level of the job make no sense. I wish they could had 2 jobs at a same time.
14th February 2014 11:25am
sam says...
How Do I Bring Up The Meetings Held Status?
18th December 2013 11:14pm
Nina says...
My Sim is a Power Broker and gets 600 an hour. George Dean lives in Riverview and has a degree in Business (B grade). He also has the Entrepreneurial Mindset. Don't know if the degree or the LTR has anything to do with it...
20th January 2014 4:36am
Patrick says...
The workaholic trait is really a must-have. Being able to work from home negates the necessity of holding meetings. Once you get your sim's hourly wage above 375/hour, you make the same amount as you would holding meetings, because the meetings take about 2 hours and pay 750.
I have aging off, and my long-time powerbroker makes about 1300/hour at the moment working from home. Some times he'll pull a 10-hour shift at home, so seeing a 13k payday is nice! Plus, all you have to do is show up to work with your performance meter full and you're guaranteed a 31/hr raise, even with a horrible 'meetings' rating.
I considered 'retiring' him, but "working" 9 hours a week isn't so bad.
25th March 2019 5:06am
Patrick says...
Oops. Looks like meetings are 1 1/2 hours long, per this page. So, once you get to 500/hour, you don't have to do meetings any more.
25th March 2019 5:13am
Axel says...
Two things not mentionned in the comment so far about Power Broker versus Chairman of the Board:
- If you don't need a lot of money, PB can take on gardening, fishing, tutoring children... with all of his free time
- If your buiseness woman want children, it's usually (normal lifespan aging on) much better to have them at Chairman. The reason being your paid vacations pay a lot more. If you're really a greedy perfectionist, you can time to go on vacation with a high performance and ask a raise every 3 days to your boss.
11th May 2020 12:49am
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