If you're lucky enough to land a job next year, let's hope it's as a business analyst and not as a receptionist.
A new set of reports from Robert Half International finds that starting salaries for receptionists will actually decrease by less than 1 percent in 2011, to the range of $21,000 to $28,500 per year.
Senior business analysts are expected to see a 5 percent rise in starting salaries, to the range of $66,500 to $85,500, however.
In general, the annual guide finds, average starting salaries for accounting and finance professionals should go up by 3.1 percent in the coming year. Starting salaries for people in technology professions are expected to go up by an average of 3.4 percent.
By contrast, salaries for administrative positions are expected to rise by only 1.1 percent in the coming year, according to the guide.
The salary estimates are based on the staffing firm's experience placing employees and analyzing work trends.