Salary requirement cover letters are basically written to negotiate the salary offered by the employers. These letters should give reasons as to why the candidate is looking for a higher salary. The letters should be drafted in a professional manner and very tactfully reason the said salary offered by the employers. In some cases employers while sending an offer letter do not mention the salary factor. It is left at the discretion of the candidate to quote a salary in such case while drafting an acceptance letter.
Here are a few salary requirement cover letters for the candidate's reference.
Salary Requirement Cover Letter
Stuart J. Wilson,
2313 Williams Lane,
Wichita, KS 67226,
Date: May 1, 2005.
Mr. Elmer C. Jackson,
ABC Private Ltd.,
1913 Karen Lane,
Portland, OR 97205.
As you know from our meetings and phone conversations, I am very excited by the prospect of working for ABC Private Ltd. Your sales and marketing team is among the most impressive I have met in my job search. Your plant is clean and efficient, and I also find the natural beauty of New Mexico very alluring.
In short, I am eager to accept your offer and begin working for ABC Private Ltd. However, I should tell you that I have received another offer of employment with BMC in Cleveland, Ohio. While everything at your organization holds a greater appeal for me and my career, I must tell you that they have offered a salary $4,000 a year higher than your offer. Because I am concerned about paying student loans, this extra money is very welcome.
Instead of accepting their offer immediately, I wanted to reiterate my continued interest in ABC Private Ltd. and to express my hope that we can come to terms on this matter and begin our happy association as soon as possible.
I eagerly await your response.
Stuart J. Wilson.
Salary Requirement Sample Cover Letter
Keith B. Patel,
2864 Williams Avenue,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403,
Date: March 6, 2004.
Mr. Rufus P. Brown,
National Accounts Inc.,
2102 John Avenue,
Jackson, MI 49201.
Dear Mr. Brown,
Please accept this letter as application for the Process Engineer position currently available with XYZ Corporation. My resume is enclosed for your review and consideration.
My experience has enabled me exposure to numerous facets of process engineering including: problem solving, troubleshooting, tooling set-up, performance improvement projects, and quality assurance. I am confident that my skills in these areas will prove to be an asset to XYZ Corporation's Manufacturing Operations division.
My current salary requirement would range from $40,000 to $55,000, which would be flexible, negotiable, and dependent upon factors such as benefit structure, responsibility, and advancement opportunity.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your company, its plans and goals, and how I might contribute to its continued success.
Keith B. Patel.
Cover Letter Sample for Salary Requirement
Rob G. Dunn,
2933 Geraldine Lane,
New York, NY 10011,
Date: May 1, 2005.
Mr. John M. Silva,
ABC Private Ltd.,
3273 Rollins Road,
Axtell, NE 68924.
I am excited about the offer you extended on April 20, 2005, and look forward to accepting it. I feel confident I will make a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of General Electric's Industrial Systems division over the short and long term. The terms you have described in the offer are acceptable, with a few minor changes.
Base Salary: $50,000 per annum
The research I've done on comparable salaries and cost of living differences between Clemson and Plainville show that a base salary of $70,000 would be the market value of my experience for this position. The current offer of $50,000 would result in a dramatic reduction in living standard. Based on the above, I would like you to consider as a compromise a base salary of $65,000.
Bonus Opportunity: 3% of quarterly team results above stated quotas
Because I expect to have an immediate impact on both cost-savings and increased sales revenues, I would like to suggest increasing the bonus percentage 6% of results above quota.
The relocation package offered by the company is quite generous and I appreciate the company's policy. I am available to start to telecommute as early as next week by 15th May, 2005, as soon as we agree on the final aspects of the offer.
If you could see to making these modest improvements to your offer, my performance will show you a handsome return. I am prepared to hit the ground running as part of the ABC Private Ltd. Industrial Systems team, and achieve the next "home run" for this division.
Rob G. Dunn.