Salary Negotiation with Candidates

Job offer templates

You can use the template below to discuss the salary of your newly hired employees. There are details regarding the salary in the template, but you can fill out your own if you’d like.

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Email Subject Line: Congratulations! (Job title) offer from (company name).

Dear (Candidate name),

I hope this email finds you well.

We appreciate you taking the time to view our employment offer for the [Job title] position. We’ve talked to the head of [e.g. Engineering] and our finance team about your work wage expectations, and we’ve decided to expand our first offer with:

  • A rise in annual compensation of [for example, 4%] to a new [name the new salary] salary.
  • A $X signing bonus.
  • Work from home two days a week or get reimbursed for your commute trip.
  • Options on owning company shares
  • After an early performance assessment [e.g. six months after start date], re-negotiation of remuneration and benefits package.

Please take into consideration the aforementioned offer and respond by [date]. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please contact me at [give contact information].

Looking forward to hearing your response.

Kind regards,

(Your name)

(Your Signature)

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