This post originally appeared on MainStreet.
If you’re looking for a job with a fresh college diploma in your hands, don’t let the negotiating stop once they say, “You’re hired.” Employers are willing to negotiate on more than just the starting salary.
In a Harris Interactive survey, nearly half of employers are willing to pay the class of 2013 a starting salary of $30,000 to $49,999 this year–and 25% said they would pay $50,000 or more. But you may not want to jump at that first offer: nearly one-in-four employers said they would be willing to negotiate even higher starting salaries for recent college graduates.
Don’t shake hands and grab a parking space just yet, though–there’s even more to hammer-out. Other perks employers are willing to discuss:
- Flexible schedule: 22% of employers
- Academic reimbursement for additional schooling: 16%
- Bonus: 14%
- Cover costs of mobile phone: 13%
- Cover relocation expenses: 12%
- Telecommuting options: 9%
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The hottest industries for new grads? According to the survey, the industries with the largest year-over-year growth in entry-level jobs were advertising and computer software, followed by: accounting and finance, hospitality, automotive, sales and marketing, training, charities, retail and healthcare.
Top 10 entry-level jobs for 2013 college grads:
- Registered Nurse
- Sales Representative
- Customer Service Representative
- Industrial Engineer
- Retail Salesperson
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Computer Support Specialist
The survey of 2,184 hiring managers and human resource professionals was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder.com.