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.