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Salary Negotiation Letter from a Candidate after Job Offer

It is the right of the candidates to demand proper salary as per the market trends and based on their qualification and experience.

sample salary negotiation letter after job offer
Once a company sends you an offer letter, you have the option to either accept it or suggest changes in it as per your choice. However, try not to be too greedy about it without justified grounds. Demand only if you think it is appropriate because of your expertise and achievements.

Hereunder are examples of letters and emails from a candidate to his prospective employer, where he cordially demands a higher pay scale than the one offered by them.

TEMPLATE #1 (Letter)

Date: _________

(Name of the Officer)
(Name of the Department)
(Name of the Company)
(Office Address)
(Phone Number)

Sub.: Salary in the job offer letter

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for considering me for the position of ________ in (Name of the Company) and sending over the offer letter. I have gone through the contents of the letter. I agree to the same except on the point of pay scale.

I have ___ years of experience in handling the (Type of Work). I am enthusiastic at work and committed towards quality performance. I am a good fit for the offered position. I am confident that I can bring a great deal of value to (Name of the Company). I have a strong technical/ finance background. I have managed teams of ___ employees. I am very good at handling clients as well.

I am being paid a CTC of _____ per annum by my current employer. I was expecting a hike of __% in the pay scale. Hence, I would highly appreciate it if you could revise my pay scale in the offer letter. I am seeking a CTC of _____ per annum. I am sure that you will find my demand within the pay scale prevailing in the market for similar jobs.

A satisfying salary would encourage me greatly to perform to the best of my abilities.

I would appreciate an opportunity to work for your esteemed organisation.

Thank you for your time! I look forward to hearing from you soon.


(Name of the Candidate)
Mob. __________

TEMPLATE #2 (Email)

Dear (Name),

Thank you for sending over the offer letter. I am very excited about the prospect of joining your marketing/ sales/ finance/ tech/ operation team at (Company's Name) as a (Title/Designation).

However, before accepting your offer, I would like to address the salary structure in the offer letter. I understand that the offered figure may be within your planned budget.

With the qualifications, skills, experience, and achievements that my resume would highlight, and which I had briefed in the interviews, I was hoping to be offered an annual compensation of CTC _________. You would appreciate this is within the market standard for the said position offered by other companies.

I am confident that I would add significant value to the company and would dedicate myself for its growth and success.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks & regards,
(Name of the Candidate)
Mob. ________