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Starting salaries rise for new grads

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Vega Sigler, Brooke Lofton, and Allan Sigler look at the diploma for Morgan Sigler on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  Morgan lost her life when a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) By AP Vega Sigler, Brooke Lofton, and Allan Sigler look at the diploma for Morgan Sigler on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Morgan lost her life when a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) By AP

The class of 2013 will be graduating into a higher-paying job market.

The average starting salary for new college graduates earning bachelor's degrees has increased 5.3 percent from the last year to $44,928, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

That's more than $2,000 higher than the 2012 average starting salary.

But some college majors will fare better than others. Health sciences can expect the biggest gain with a salary bump of 9.4 percent. That's followed by business, education, computer science and engineering majors.

Graduates with degrees in humanities and social sciences will get the smallest increase -- a mere 1.9 percent gain.

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