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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.

By Zain Asher, CNN