An employee can certainly ask his or her boss for a raise in a face-to-face meeting, but not everyone is comfortable speaking about money. If you are someone who finds it easier to communicate in writing or need a formal request, take the opportunity to write a salary increase request letter. Be sure to write formal business letters in the proper business letter format.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the position that I have held in this company for the past three years. I believe that my contributions to the sales and marketing team were vital. Over the past year, the work I have been performing became especially challenging, but I lived up to these challenges and continue to learn and grow as my responsibilities increase. I do not anticipate anything changing in the future.
The following is a list of my accomplishments that helped the sales and marketing department prosper over the past year:
I hope to continue to be an important member of this company's sales and marketing team, but my salary is currently beneath the average for our industry. The several accomplishments that I listed above demonstrate this to be true. I trust that you will offer me an amount that more accurately reflects the position that I currently hold and the value that I offer to the company.