How to Ask for a Raise in an Email

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It’s never been easy to ask your boss for a raise. You don’t know if he’ll listen to your request. According to a survey, only one out of every four people has asked for a raise in their entire career. But let me tell you something. Asking for a raise in person is always the best option. You’d be able to tell if he’s in a good mood or if he’s even interested in listening to you. in this article you’ll learn how to ask for a raise in an email with a sample script.

Click on this link to find out how to ask for a pay raise at work. A step-by-step guide.

However, if you are too nervous to demand a raise in person, work from a remote location and don’t see your manager often, or believe you are not on good terms with your immediate boss but still need to make a request, sending a raise request letter via email will suffice. Let’s get started. 

Here is a simple pay raise request email script that you can use to create your own.

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Pay Raise Request Letter Sample

Sub: Pay Raise Request

Dear Mr. Matthews,

I’d like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to work as a Sales Associate for (Company Name). In addition, you have been a wonderful mentor to me. I started working for (Company Name) two years ago. Since then, I have successfully managed over eight locations for the company over the last two years. My responsibilities have grown significantly since the company asked me to oversee four additional locations.

I not only outperformed all of my colleagues on a consistent basis, but I did so with exceptional passion and pride.

Also, as you know, my salary has remained the same since I was hired in Feb 2019. I am overdue for my yearly appraisals. As a result, I respectfully request a revision of my salary.

I believe that my increased responsibilities and performance over the last two years merit a pay increase.

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss a salary increase. I eagerly await your response.


John Doe

Sales Associate

Company Name