Plainfield Jobs

  • Software Engineer - IND010045

    TripAdvisor LLC - Plainfield, NJ

    Software Engineer-IND010045 Description We are growing, dynamic and fun company, seeking a highly motivated and experienced Software Engineer to join our software development...

    from TripAdvisor LLC - 9 days ago
  • Class A CDL Company Truck Driver - Regional Lanes

    Knight Transportation - Plainfield, NJ

    Company Truck Drivers (Regional Dry Van)What’s your why? Choose the Right Path,Your PathYou’re connected to other drivers by a common calling for the road. Beyond that, your hopes...

    from Knight Transportation - 10 days ago
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    CRST Van Expedited - Plainfield, NJ

    LARGEST PAY INCREASE EVER FOR CRST EXPEDITED Now offering limited time $1,500 Sign-On Bonus Call for details! We’re looking for you. Now hiring recent grad truck drivers and...

    from CRST Van Expedited - 14 days ago
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Plainfield, New Jersey

Plainfield is a City in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 47,829. Plainfield was originally formed as a township on April 5, 1847, from portions of Westfield Township, while the area was still part of Essex County. On March 19, 1857, it became part of the newly-created Union County. Plainfield was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 21, 1869, from portions of Plainfield Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day. The city and township coexisted until March 6, 1878, when Plainfield Township was dissolved and parts absorbed by Plainfield City and the remainder becoming Fanwood Township . Plainfield is nicknamed "The Queen City".

Plainfield Careers

Among the most common occupations in Plainfield are Sales and office occupations, 25%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 22%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 21%. Approximately 77 percent of workers in Plainfield, New Jersey work for companies, 13 percent work for the government and 3 percent are self-employed.

Plainfield Industries

The leading industries in Plainfield, New Jersey are Educational, health and social services, 16%; Manufacturing, 16%; and Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 10%. Simply Hired's Plainfield job listings indicate that the following industries in Plainfield are hiring the most workers:

Plainfield Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Plainfield, New Jersey is $31,934, and the median income of households in Plainfield was $46,683.

Average Salaries in Plainfield, NJ

Plainfield, NJ


According to our Plainfield Trends data, the number of Plainfield, New Jersey jobs has increased by 222% since April 2013.
Plainfield job trends

Plainfield Employment Statistics

Population of Plainfield
Total population 47,829
Male 48.91%
Female 51.09%
Median age 32.8
Plainfield Housing
Owner-occupied homes 50.1%
Median cost of a home $137,500
Median mortgage payment $953
Renter-occupied homes 49.9%
Vacant housing 6.4%
Median monthly rent $726
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $33,460
Median for all female full-time $30,408
Household Income
Less than $10,000 9%
$10,000 to $14,999 6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12%
$25,000 to $34,999 10%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 12%
$100,000 to $149,999 11%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 12%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 17%
High school graduate 28%
Some college, no degree 20%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 12%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 40%
Currently married 40%
Separated 4%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 9%
White 22%
Black or African American 65%
Asian 1%
Other 12%
Plainfield Commute
Carpool 21.3%
Public transportation 8.8%
Average travel time 30 minutes