Request a Raise or Promotion

Dr. Mel Luthy, Chief Editor

Sample Letter #1

According to the notes I took during my six-month review, I was entitled to a raise last pay period, provided I brought in the Doe account, and I have done so. Doe Inc. signed a contract for services on March 1. Accordingly, I am requesting the salary raise promised in my interview. Thank you for considering my request.

Sample Letter #2

Since I joined the development team six months ago, we have raised over $200,000 in donations. I believe that I have proved myself a valuable addition to the team, and I would like to meet with you about being promoted to assistant department head when John leaves next month. I appreciate your consideration of this request.

Sample Letter #3

As you may recall, I was working on my Master's degree when I joined the company six months ago. You mentioned at the time that I would qualify for a salary increase as soon as I had earned the degree. Well, I am delighted to inform you that I have now completed the degree. I therefore request that you proceed with the raise as we discussed.

I look forward to receiving your response.

Sample Letter #4

Since John Doe left the company three months ago, I have been acting as temporary night supervisor. I feel that I have done the job well, and am ready to take on these responsibilities permanently.

I would appreciate your looking over my records, and trust that you will agree that I merit the promotion and associated raise in salary. Thank you for your consideration.

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