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Dear Mr/Ms [surname]:
I request an opportunity to meet with you to review my salary. I feel that this is the appropriate time for a salary review because [choose one, or write your own]: "I have been with the company for a year without a raise", or "I have recently made a significant contribution to the company", or "annual review is approaching/overdue", or "we agreed to review my salary after the first three months".

I was hired by [your company name] for my ability and experience in [Review the reason they wanted you]. I believe that an increase in my salary is now warranted. [State why you deserve the raise; here is a list to help you. Pick one or two, not too many]:
  • I have successfully taken responsibility for ...
  • I have a number of accomplishments to my credit:...
  • My knowledge and skill in ... has allowed the company to...
  • I have demonstrated an ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • I put in long days, weekend work, and "on-call" work.
  • I have taken initiative, for example...
  • I have been working at this salary for *** months; a change in pay level is appropriate.
  • I work independently, keeping the cost of supervision to a minimum.
  • I assume and handle management responsibilities, traditionally highly paid work.
  • My responsibilities have increased...
  • I have demonstrated a commitment to the company.
I would like you to know that I view my future at [company name] very positively. I want to continue to ... I anticipate some day...

I have been led to believe that you are satisfied with my work, so I am confident that you will want to sincerely consider my request.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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