2011 College Grads Expected to Earn More

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According to a 2011 survey done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the average salary offer for a 2011 graduate will be $50,034, which represents a 3.5 percent increase over graduates' starting salaries in 2010. In addition, there was a 13.5 percent jump from 2010 to 2011 in the number of hiring managers who are expecting to recruit recent grads.

According to the survey, the jobs where the most growth is anticipated are in public and private accounting, consulting, financial/treasury analysis, sales, investment banking, and management trainee positions.