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It Pays to Work in Somerset County

We attract the largest and most well-known brands and top talent from around the world. We’re also a catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs to realize their dreams.

Innovation Hub

  • Because of our proximity to NYC, we’re home to many satellite offices for management, legal, marketing, and technology teams.
  • Located within the “Medicine Chest of the World”, we’re known for our pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical devices industries.
  • 15,000 workers make everything from gaming PC’s, fruit snacks, make-up, and semiconductor process equipment.
  • Start-ups and entrepreneurs in our growing technology sector, collaborate at our new Venture X Campus or New Jersey’s incoming AI Hub.
  • We have more diverse workplaces than most of the U.S., with 80% of New Jerseyans having co-workers of a different race or ethnicity.

NBIA, 2022

Best Companies

“America’s Best Large Employers” Located Here:

Forbes, 2024

Big Salaries

Somerset County companies pay some of the highest salaries and offer the most generous compensation packages.

Average Wages in Somerset County

  • $211,620 – Life Sciences
  • $142,887 – Finance
  • $158,719 – Technology
  • $111,847 – Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
  • $62,870 – Advanced Manufacturing
  • $121,695 – Median Household Income

NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development, 2020

Local Businesses

From farm-to-table restaurants to microbreweries and coffeeshops, we’re fed, entertained, and dressed by our incredible small business community. Learn more, Somerset County Business Partnership.

 

 

 

Values-Driven Talent

Work for a company that aligns with your values.

Best Employers For Diversity

Top 1% for Corporate Sustainability

Top 5% for Corporate Sustainability

Sustainability: S&P Global, 2023

Diversity: Forbes, 2024

Stay Connected

Whether you’re working from home or the local coffee shop, there’s no time for frequent power or internet outages. Somerset County boasts consistent connections.

  • 99.5% of residents have Internet access to 100+ mbps
  • PSE&G provides electric service to 16 of our 21 towns and gas service to all 21 towns. The utility has been recognized for outstanding reliability performance for 21 consecutive years.
  • JCP&L provides service to our northern and western portions and has invested over $700 million to strengthen our electric grid since 2020.