A sign that the economy is on the rebound? Average salaries for new grads increased to $51,018.
Finally, some good news for 2011's crop of college grads. For those lucky enough to snag a job, employers are offering slightly higher salaries. According to the annual Salary Survey report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average salary for 2011 grads is $51,018, up 4.8 percent from 2010's average of $48,661.