There were three different social classes during the renaissance. The first one is nobility, nobles had to be very intelligent and educated. They lived at a high standard and tried to please the prince. The next class is the townspeople, they just worked their whole live. They had jobs such as artists, shoemakers, and guild masters. The last class was the peasants, they had to work on the farmland and didn't gain much money.
Source: Life During the Renaissance slide show