Sample letter for salary increase request (How to ask for a raise via email)

See, How to Write a Letter of request for Salary increase to the Employer

Reasons to ask for a raise in salary: 

In this era of inflation, expenses on food, cost of living, education of children etc. are increasing. So, running a house with 'low salary' is no less than a challenge. In such a situation, most of the people want to increase their salary and want to lead a better life. 

how to properly ask for a raise in salary

Generally people are hesitate to speak in front of the Boss in this situation, or they are not able to express themselves properly. If so, through a email or letter, you should properly placed your point in front of the HR Manager of the company. An email is the best way to ask for an appraisal or a pay rise.

What to say (write) when asking for a raise:

Principally, it is essential to be polite and modest while requesting a 'raise in salary'. To increase the pay, the letter is written to the employer, in which the request is made to hike the salary by justifying the increase due to inflation, your achievements and qualifications etc.

Here's Sample of request letter for salary increment:

  1. Request for increase in salary for dearness/inflation.
  2. Request for raise in salary for eligible employee.
  3. Salary increment letter after one (1) year completion.

# Sample 1. Request email template for salary increase due to inflation:


HR Manager,

XYZ Manpower Security Inc.,

Skymark Avenue Plaza 203,

Mississauga, ON, Canada.

Date 15.09.21


Juan David

Security gaurd,

3088 Nelson Street,

Ontario, Canada.

Contact Number:

Subject: Regarding salary hike request.

Dear Mr/Mrs .......... .........,,

This is to bring to your kind attention that I have been working as a security guard in your office for the last three years. I have been doing my work with full sincerity and hard work and I have proved my worth on many occasions.

For the last four (4) months, I have also been doing additional work and will continue to do so until a new employee takes over the position. Although I have been getting Monthly salary of USD.....(Mention here current salary), but the pay did not increase. Regrettably, this is a bit low considering the current cost of living, inflation.

In view of the above, I would like to request that a minimum of a raise of 20% should be considered. For this I will be eternally grateful to you.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,


Juan David

Contact Number:

# Sample 2. Request letter for increase in teacher's salary)


Robert Smith,

Manager HR,

ABC High School,

651 Locust View Drive, Springfield,

Missouri, United States.

Date 10.09.2021


James Johnson

Teacher, ABC High School,

1170 South Street, Midland

Texas, United States.

Subject: Salary increment request.

Dear Sir / Madam, 

It is to bring into your kind concern that I have been working in your reputed school for two years. I have done the work of teaching in the school with my hard work and complete honesty. For the past 2 months, I have been teaching in the additional class as well and will continue to do so until a new teacher takes over the position.

Though I have been getting monthly salary of USD.....(Mention here salary) at present, but the increment has not happened. Sadly, But due to this rising inflation, it has become difficult to run the family. Recently I got married due to which I have to pay extra expenses there.

I would appreciate if you consider me for a salary hike. It will act as a motivation factor for me as I have not got an increment for the past two years. I hope to get a positive response from you, Thanking you.

Yours sincerely,


James Johnson

salary raise email sample

# Sample 3. Salary Increment Request Letter formats after 1 year work :


HR Manager,

ABC Corporation Ltd.,

42, Park Avenue.

New York, US.

Date 15.09.21


Abraham Jordan

3773 Rardin Drive, San Mateo

California, United States.

Subject: Request for salary increment.

Dear Mr/Mrs ............. ..........,

I would like to bring to your notice that on 1st sept., 2021, I completed one year with XYZ Corporation Ltd. as a Associate Manager. I am giving my best to fulfill my job responsibilities, and I would like to continue the same in the future.

I am writing this letter to request you to review my salary. I would like to highlight that I was recruited at a lower salary and was promised an increment after completion of 1 year, and now that I have successfully completed the tenure.

I would appreciate if you consider me for a salary hike, because my present salary is low to cover the expenses of my family.

Thanking you.

Yours sincerely,          


Abraham Jordan

Associate Manager.

Contact Number:

Note: You should modify the contents of these templates according to your requirement.

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