College grads to see higher salaries this year

Consumers who are finishing up their last semester of college and are worried about landing a job may find hope in a new report, which suggests these individuals may have better luck than students who graduated a year earlier.

According to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies say they plan to increase offers for new grads by 13.5 percent from last year's numbers, CNN Money reports.

In addition, the survey found the average starting salary for these individuals will be slightly more than $50,000, which is 3.5 percent higher than in 2010.

This is great news for the thousands of consumers who will graduate with large credit card and student loan debt. If these individuals are unable to secure a job with a reasonable salary they may fall behind on their obligations, resulting in credit score damage.

Because credit scores play an important part in future credit applications – mortgages, auto loans, etc. – it's important to make sure these three-digit numbers stay as strong as possible. One way to protect your score is to review your credit reports for inaccurate or unfair items.

Oftentimes, consumers may find a questionable mark on their credit reports that is lowering their credit scores. By contacting a credit repair attorney, individuals may have the support and assistance they need to investigate and dispute these items.