Thank Someone For an Award, Bonus, or Raise - Letters

Example Letter #1

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I want to express my gratitude for the pay raise that was included in last week's check. I realize that the usual waiting period for a pay increase has not yet passed, and so I especially appreciate this indication of your approval. It is easy to see why there is so little employee turnover in this firm, and I feel very fortunate to be able to work here. This unexpected recognition of my efforts gives me a sense of security and confidence. I will redouble my efforts in serving the firm to the best of my abilities. I will enjoy doing so as I find great satisfaction in working with the public and I really like my job. Thank you so much for noticing my efforts and for giving me this monetary "pat on the back."

Example Letter #2

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I was pleasantly surprised to see the pay raise you gave me. It came at a much needed time. Thank you.

I sincerely appreciate working in such a positive environment. I often find I can't wait to get to work in the morning, and my wife sometimes has to call to remind me that it's time to go home. I assure you I will do my best to merit the trust you've placed in me.

Example Letter #3

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I looked at my pay stub this week and noticed I had received a raise. What a pleasant surprise! Thank you! It is not often that recognition comes unannounced like this, but I understand the value of subtlety in this work environment. The last year has been a wonderful experience for me. I have learned so much working here. I hope that my work continues to reflect my commitment to excel here.

Example Letter #4

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On my return from Springfield I found your award letter awaiting me. To be awarded the Civic Pride Award is really a tremendous honor. When my father won the Award in 1962, I vowed I would do my best to follow in his footsteps in Centerville's business community. A review of the list of past winners, with their excellent track records of community service and honest dealings, reveals the significance of this award. Today I am more committed than ever to the community that has brought me so much joy and success.

Letter-Writing Tips

Use a happy, appreciative, and modest tone to express your gratitude and continuing commitment in this letter.

Step-by-Step Guide

1 Express your gratitude for the award, bonus, or raise.

Sentences
  • I want to thank you for the bonus I received after the last quarter. It was a most welcome surprise at a very important time.
  • I had no idea you were considering me for this award, so it comes as a complete surprise. I can only express my sincere thanks.
  • Thank you very much for selecting me to receive the John Doe award at our January meeting. This is clearly one of the most significant events of my professional career.
  • Thank you for the raise I received in my last check. I sincerely appreciate the attention that management gives to our work.
  • I was surprised and delighted to receive the bonus that came with your Christmas greeting. My deepest thanks for your generosity.
Phrases
  • a memorable day in my life
  • am honored to receive the
  • am grateful for the
  • an award I will always treasure
  • as one who is relatively new to
  • came at a very important time
  • for the raise
  • for selecting me to
  • have attempted to fulfill my obligations
  • how much I appreciate
  • one of the most significant events
  • please accept my thanks for
  • such a distinction
  • thank you very much for
  • that this award should be
  • to accept this honor
  • to the best of my abilities
  • want you to know
  • want to sincerely thank the
  • was very pleased to receive
  • was surprised and delighted
  • was a welcome surprise
  • will cherish this award
  • will remember with gratitude
  • would like to thank
  • your generosity and support

2 Praise the person or organization for giving this recognition.

Sentences
  • Your concern for the welfare of the employees is well known, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have you as our president.
  • This recognition is another example of the great support that you have given us throughout the past. We are very fortunate to be affiliated with Doe International.
  • I will remember this recognition as long as I live. I appreciate all you have done to help me in my professional growth. You have served as a great role model.
  • I know of few organizations that care so much about their employees' welfare and growth. It is a pleasure to be associated with you.
  • I would also like to thank you for providing me with a clean work environment that lends itself to creativity and productivity. Not everyone is so fortunate.
Phrases
  • a work environment that lends itself to
  • another example of the great support
  • appreciate all you have done
  • because of your assistance
  • cares about the welfare of
  • company has always wholeheartedly
  • concern for the employees
  • consider myself fortunate
  • feel fortunate to
  • for providing me with
  • fortunate to be affiliated with
  • great honor to be affiliated with
  • has been influential in
  • have helped my professional growth
  • is a pleasure to be
  • know I am fortunate
  • not everyone is so fortunate
  • part of a winning team
  • proud to be a part of
  • to be associated with
  • to be working in an environment where
  • understands the importance of
  • working under able leadership

3 Close with a statement that reflects modesty, appreciation, and commitment, but avoid false modesty.

Sentences
  • I will do my best to merit this recognition.
  • Thank you. I will do my best to represent the company in a positive way.
  • I know I still have much to learn, but with continued support and encouragement from people like you I know I can accomplish a great deal.
  • The season looks promising, and I plan to make the most of the upcoming opportunities.
  • I plan to do all I can to preserve our positive working environment and do my part in helping the company prosper.
Phrases
  • appreciate your thoughtfulness
  • as a member of the team
  • contribute to company growth
  • couldn't ask for more effective mentors
  • do my part in helping
  • encourages me to work even harder
  • for another successful year at
  • have served as my role models
  • just part of a team effort
  • makes me proud to be a part of the team
  • my best wishes for
  • still have much to learn
  • strengthen my desire to
  • such a great and unexpected honor
  • take on more challenges
  • thanks for your encouragement
  • thrilled that you selected me
  • to merit this recognition
  • to deserve this award
  • to represent the company
  • will try to create opportunities
  • will do all I can to
  • with support from people like you

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