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Letter from Dissatisfied Employee to Boss about Low Salary

An employee may be dissatisfied with his salary for many reasons, mainly because:
1) He is not getting desired amount of salary as there has not been a salary increase for a long time; or
2) The recent salary increment is not as per expectations and not enough to meet the cost of living or saving money for the future.

Letter from Dissatisfied Employee to Company for Low SalaryIf you are not satisfied with your salary, then you can write a letter or email to your boss/ HR officer regarding this. Remember to be very polite in wording, explaining the cause of dissatisfaction very clearly and kindly requesting them for an increase.

If you have some desired amount in mind, then you can indicate the same in the email/letter.

Giving ultimatums in the mail viz. leaving the job, or joining a competitor company, etc. is not at all advisable. No company likes ultimatums from employees. However, if you are really going to leave the company because the desired salary was not given to you, then you can mention it in a letter/mail to the company in a polite way so that they understand and appreciate your situation and do something about it, if possible.


Date: .................

(Name of the Boss/ HR/ Superior Officer)
(Department Name)
(Company Name)

Sub.: Request regarding salary increment

Dear Sir,

I have been working in the ................. Department as a (Designation) for the last .... years and .... months. During this period, I have truly enjoyed my work and have been putting in my best efforts to perform well in my work to complete the assigned tasks in time to ultimately achieve the goals of our company. After all, with the growth of our company, our own growth is possible.

However, I have to sadly inform you that for the last .... months I have not received any increment in my salary. This is causing strenuous pressure on me in managing my personal and family affairs. As you are aware of the rise in cost of living in the city, it becomes very expensive to meet the cost and save something for the future at my salary of (Amount) per month.

I was expecting that at least after a year of gap, my salary would be increased. Already .... months have passed and no increment news is communicated to me. Hence, I am writing this letter of request to you.

I have a family of .... members including my parents, wife, kids and me. All the members of the family are dependent upon my source of income only. Hence, you would appreciate how tough managing the whole family has become for me.

I hope you will consider my request in the right spirit and would not take it otherwise.

Kind request to please consider my application for salary increment.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

(Name of the Employee)

letter from dissatisfied employee to boss regarding low salary


  1. Company people are surely strict in matters of salary hike. They will evaluate you and your performance through so many measures that to score well in them and finally get the appraisal is a tough job in itself. Though I agree we must try requesting them by submitting letters or emails and personal meetings.

  2. Shrish Chandra07 October, 2018

    Thank you. Good format for referring.

  3. Thank you...good format for escalating

  4. Thanks for the sharing a very good communication

  5. Wow this is very interesting thanks to you for sharing this format.

  6. thanks 🙏

  7. thanks for good format


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