How to Ask for a Raise
- First, know that it’s normal to ask.
- Be emotionally intelligent about your timing.
- If you’ve been doing excellent work for a year since your salary was last set, it might be time to ask.
- Factor in your company’s raise and budget cycles, if necessary.
- Know what your work is worth and start by researching online.
What is the best way to ask for a raise?
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- Share your goals and ask for feedback.
- Proactively communicate wins.
- Demonstrate your accomplishments and added value.
- Focus on why you deserve it (not why you need it).
- Practice your pitch and anticipate questions.
- Do your research.
- Talk about the future.
- Be prepared to hear no.
How do I write a letter to ask for a salary increase?
Before you send a letter asking for a salary increase, make sure the timing is right. For example, if you know the company is doing well, your boss is pleased with your work, and sufficient time has elapsed (at least a year or more, depending on company culture) since your last salary raise, then all signs point to go.
How do you politely ask for salary?
Be polite but direct in asking about the starting salary.
Show enthusiasm for the position. If the company has asked whether you’re interested in the job, you should thank them for their message, state that the position does sound interesting, and then write “May I ask what the salary range is?”
What to say when you get a raise?
Responding emotionally tells your boss that you feel this increase was generous, perhaps even higher than you deserve. You should be respectful and say thank you, but take it easy with the theatrics. If the amount is less than what you expected, say thank you and then ask how the decision was made.