By Lilian Wamaitha
When you’re requesting for a salary increase, it can be a good idea to put your request in writing.
A written request gives you a chance to give the reasons why you’re worth more than you’re currently getting paid.
It will show your manager why you should be earning more than you are.
Before we look at a sample letter requesting salary increase for employee, here are a few things to note.
Sample Letter Requesting Salary Increase For Employee – What To Include
It’s important to be specific when you’re asking for a salary increase. Quantify your accomplishments and achievements whenever possible. Don’t expect your manager to know everything you’ve done on the job.
Take the time to spell it out for them so they can clearly see why you may warrant a raise. This also provides support for your request if your manager needs to get approval from others at the company or from the human resources department. The more solid information you can provide, the more likely you are to get the increase you’re asking for.
Here Is A Sample Letter Requesting Salary Increase For Employee
P.O Box 90368- 00010 Nairobi
18th August 2017
BITS Group of Companies
P.O Box 900057-00010, Nairobi
Dear Mr. Muchangi,
I have greatly enjoyed working at BITS Group of Companies for the past two years. In those years, I have become an integral member of the sales team and have developed innovative ways to contribute to the company.
For example, in the past year alone, I have achieved the following goals:
1. Highest-ranking salesperson in customer satisfaction last quarter
2. Brought two new high-profile clients to the company, increasing total company sales revenue by 10%
3. Voluntarily trained incoming sales staff, totaling 80 hours of voluntary service
I believe I have gone above and beyond the benchmarks we set for my position when I arrived at the company two years ago. I would therefore appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss increasing my salary so that it is commensurate with my current performance. I request a pay raise of six percent, which I believe reflects both my current competencies and industry averages.
Once again, I am grateful to be a member of this organization, and I enjoy taking on assignments that allow me to contribute to the company.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
You have a right to earn what you think you are worth. If you feel underpaid or want your boss to review your salary, now you have a sample letter requesting salary increase for employee.
Just make sure that your performance is good and that the company is doing okay before making such a request.
The writer is a Communications Officer at Career Point Kenya. Got any quesries? Leave them in the comment section below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.