Sample Salary Increase Request Letter

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.

Dear [Manager's Last Name]:

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 wrote a proposal for a client who was thinking about ending his relationship with us. Instead, this client renewed his contract and increased our revenue by $500,000.
  • I became part of a team that attracted new clients who provided the company with $1.3 million in revenue.
  • I implemented a research study that I created that provides us with valuable information about our target market and the industry. The sales team continues to use it to introduce our brand to potential clients.
  • I was a part of a team that evaluated how the company operates. I helped the management team recognize where money was being wasted and saved the company millions of dollars in the process.
  • I attended several professional meetings that raised our company's standing in the industry.
  • I was responsible for training several interns who took over some of the routine duties in the sales and marketing department. This made it possible for more senior members to concentrate on retaining and expanding our current clients.
  • I suggested that the department take on new projects and completed all assignments and tasks that were given to me.
  • 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.



    [Your Name]

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