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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new survey found the average starting salary for the class of 2018 will be about the same as last year.

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Graduates with a bachelor’s degree can expect to earn an average of more than $50,000 annually in their first jobs.

average starting salary Survey: Average Starting Salary For Class Of 2018 Will Be Just Over $50,000

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It also should be easier to find a job than in previous years, as the unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent for the first time since 2000.