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Salary History Sample

This free salary history sample states exact starting and ending salaries for each job, rounded to the nearest whole number ("exact" enough). If you prefer to state only ballpark ranges or try to tactfully sidestep a salary history request, see Salary History Samples. See also Salary Requirement Letters.

You may download, personalize and otherwise modify this free salary history sample or just keep it handy as an example to write your own. It's an RTF file format, which is compatible with most word processors (such as Microsoft® Word) and safe to download.

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When personalizing this salary history sample, ensure that the contact information you list for your employers leads to where they store your personnel records. Employers typically store them wherever the central human resources (HR) department is located. Contact your employers if in doubt. List employers in descending chronological order, with your most recent first. Match your resume.

Resist the urge to "beef up" your earnings when personalizing this salary history sample. Be aware that, during employment background checks, employers with whom you're interviewing might double-check your earnings with your former employers.

[Your Name]
[Street • City • State • Zip Code]
[Phone # • Fax phone # • Messages phone # • Email]


Salary History

ABC Company
456 Any Lane
PO Box 123
Any City, CA 12345
Phone: (123) 555-1000
Fax: (123) 555-1001
Title: Sr. Technical Writer
Starting: $48,500
Current: $52,600
Plus: Benefits and stock options

CDE Company
567 Any Drive
Any City, CA 12345
Phone: (123) 555-2000
Fax: (123) 555-2001
Title: Technical Writer III
Starting: $42,000
Ending: $46,200
Plus: Benefits and semi-annual bonuses

DEF Company
678 Any Parkway
Any City, CA 12345
Phone: (123) 555-3000
Fax: (123) 555-3001
Title: Technical Writer II
Starting: $35,000
Ending: $40,300
Plus: Benefits

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