There are a lot of great careers in Sims 4, and the higher you get, the more you earn. But in my opinion it's not just about the daily wage. Don't forget the skills your Sim will inevitably hone while prepping - a writer will make royalties from books as they advance their writing - every day, not just days you work - and a Social Media person will make a fortune if they buy a drone and video themselves boosting skills. You're earning money by earning money!
Then there's becoming an artist. You paint. You sell. You earn fame. With high-quality paintings, you can decorate your house on the cheap!
On the other hand some of the gifts for promotions are great - the best computers are gifts for high promotions, which are ultimately sickeningly expensive to buy.
So, in your opinion, what's the best career?
Just because I bought most of the Packs at full price doesn't mean I don't know when I'm being ripped off, especially now that I can't buy Bundles.