Are you thinking about requesting for a salary raise at your workplace?
Yes asking your boss for a salary increment can be one of the hardest things to do, but with a well written letter of request you’re good to go.
Before you go about that, the first question you should think about is
‘Who am I asking for a salary raise’?
Your letter should be addressed to whoever manages salaries for the team and make sure to keep it professional.
Examples of what you can include in your letter to boost your confidence when requesting for a raise:
Do a research on your salary
If you don’t have an idea of how much people in the same line as you earn (check the minimum and maximum salary range), your request might not have enough backing.
Choose an appropriate time
Appreciation for consideration
Here is a sample to guide you:
From Mohammed Isumame
Employee No. 125
Subject: Request for Salary increment
Dear Mr (surname),
I would like to present my request for a salary increment. I have been working in your organization for the last two years, and I have always performed my duty wholeheartedly and never given cause forcomplaint. In the present economic circumstances, my salary is insufficient to support myself and my family, and I sincerely hopethat you will favorably consider my request for a salary increment.Thank you very much for your time and consideration.