Here is a sample salary increase request letter. It is written in the formal business format and may be sent by certified mail if it’s a large company or hand delivered if it’s a small company.
The employee should keep copies of all communication involving this salary increase request. The employee should find out the name of the human resource contact or of the person in charge of salary increases and address the letter to him or her.
Letter of request for salary increase free sample
May 30, 2019
901 Century Drive
Miami, FL 33101
Attn: Tammy Crawford
Re: Request for Salary Increase
I have been an employee of ABC Corporation for 14 years. I have proudly served as the head accountant and made sure to meticulously watch the books. It has come to my attention that my salary is not sufficient for the amount of work that I am required to do.
Other positions with my work load are paying an average of $56,000 a year, while I am bringing home $35,000. I know that this company cannot pay me a salary of this amount, but I am requesting a 20 percent increase on my salary. This would be $7,000 a year for a total package of $42,000.
In my tenure with the company, I have helped through vigorous IRS audits and have always passed any reviews with flying colors. I have trained more than 40 personnel for the accounting department, most of who have gone on to bigger and better things.
I have remained dedicated to the firm, even when there was a complete split back in 2000 and entirely new administration took over. Dedication like this is not easy to find and therefore I feel my request is reasonable.
In an effort to save money, I can absorb the position that the company has open for a part-time accounting clerk. I can take over paying the bills in addition to my normal job duties. By allowing me an increase of $7,000 per year and taking over an additional position,
I feel that I could also be helping the company out. With this arrangement, you won’t have to find a new employee to train, and you will have my years of experience in another faucet of accounting. I have paid the bills for years in times past and can absorb this in my current job without issue.
I look forward to speaking with you in person regarding this matter.