Sample letter on asking for a raise
You feel that you deserve to get more salary that what you are getting now, but you are not sure if you should be asking for a raise? If so, let us first look at some facts: You haven’t gotten a raise in a long time. Your boss hasn’t even mentioned the word raise to you for some time. Waiting for them to bring up the subject and actually grant you a raise was not the best idea. So, instead of waiting, you must start asking for a raise.
Before that, let us see if it is right to draft a letter or an email in asking for a raise. Most people or for that matter, all of them would go by drafting a letter and not an email for asking a raise, since an email is considered rude. So, now let us see a few sample letters: The below samples include some samples for pay raise letters asking for a raise in pay.
1. Hello sir,
I’ve been an employee of your esteemed organization from March 16, 2012. My position is as an IT Consultant
I sincerely believe that I’ve given my best to the company; have worked hard and done overtime when necessary. I have strived to be and have been meticulous and punctual about my output.
At present, I am getting a salary of $1500 per month. I utilize this opportunity in asking for a raise in appreciation of my hard work
I hope for a favorable consideration.
2. I’m really grateful for being offered this position in this company, and I enjoy my work. I’m sure you will also agree that in the time I’ve worked under you, I’ve achieved a lot for the team and have become one of the most important members of the team. For example, I’ve accomplished the following the past 6 months.
However, my pay scale is the same as what it was when I first started the work. I recall us agreeing to re-negotiate in a couple of years based on my achievements in the company, and I believe that now is the time to do that. Taking my past accomplishments and our agreement into account, I’m asking for a raise of 6% and a raise of another 3% in the next 6 months based on my work performance.
It is my belief that I am qualified for this pay raise, and I’ll work hard to get the next pay raise after 6 months. However, I’m also willing to negotiate. If you prefer talking about this in person, tell me. If I haven’t heard from you till [mention the date], I’ll assume that you’ve agreed to our terms.
I really appreciate you going through this letter. I hope to be the main team player in your team for a long time.
3. I really enjoy my work here and I would like to you ask you about how you feel about an increase in pay for my hard work. Please tell me when you are free to meet and discuss this. Thanks.