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Sample Salary Requirement Letter

This free sample salary requirement letter tactfully sidesteps a salary requirement request. It attempts to first land an interview to learn more about the job and then negotiate salary. If sidestepping is not what you intend to do, see Salary Requirement Letters to choose another sample. See also Salary History.

You may download, personalize and otherwise modify this free sample salary requirement letter 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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This sample salary requirement letter format is in full-block, business-letter style. But when emailing salary requirement letters, they don't necessarily need to be quite as formally formatted.

For example, you could delete the letterhead, date and recipient's address if you want, because your email application will automatically include informal equivalents. It's a good idea to keep at least the salutation (Dear...) and complimentary close (Sincerely...), but you can change them to your preference.

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




[Recipient's name]
[Company name]

Dear [Recipient's name]:

This is in reply to your request for a salary requirement letter.

In lieu of providing my salary requirement at this time, may I first schedule an interview to learn more about the job? I'd be happy to discuss my salary requirement toward the end of the interview. It is negotiable, depending on job duties and benefits.

Thanks for contacting me. I hope to hear from you soon regarding an interview. The best way to reach me is through my mobile phone, by dialing [area code, number].


[Sign here]

[Your name, title]

cc [Names for copies]

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