As the job market picks up, here’s more good news: Nearly half of the employers in a recent survey said they would pay recent graduates between $30,000 and 49,999 this year.

According to the CareerBuilder poll, 25 percent reported they would pay a recent grad $50,000 or more! Although three out of four said they aren’t flexible with salary, the remaining 25 percent said yes, they would consider bumping up a starting salary during negotiations. Read more