Those job offers may feel a little cushier in the year ahead.
National starting salaries for professional occupations are expected to increase 3.6 percent, on average, next year, according to a 2017 salary report from staffing firm Robert Half.
Led by increases in compensation for those working in technology, base salaries will rise as much as 3.8 percent for the most in-demand positions, like data scientists, the report said. Financial analysts, accountants and first-year associates at large law firms will also see above average pay gains in the coming year.
Among data scientists, for example, the unemployment rate is far below the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (with high job satisfaction and industry growth to boot).