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Thank You Letter for Promotion or Pay Rise

By: Beth Morrisey MLIS - Updated: 30 May 2015 | comments*Discuss
 
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When hard work is acknowledged with a promotion or pay rise it is a nice gesture for the recipient to write a thank you letter. This letter should be brief, sincere, and most of all contain an expression of thanks for the recent good news.

Content of a Thank You Letter for a Promotion or Pay Rise

Thank you letters for a promotion or pay rise must acknowledge that the employee has just received good news. An expression of thanks for the opportunity, as well as a promise to serve the organisation well in the future, are both appropriate for inclusion in these thank you letters. Past grievances or unresolved issues are not appropriate for inclusion in these letters. The tone of thank you letters for a promotion or pay rise should be polite and respectful. These letters will often be included in an employee’s file and so may be referred to during future reviews and references. Keeping these letters appropriate and professional is a smart idea.

Presentation of a Thank You Letter for a Promotion or Pay Rise

In the past, thank you letters for a promotion or pay rise were formal business letters and would have been formatted and presented as such. However, today many of these letters are sent via email so they do not need to include information such as both parties’ addresses. More formal salutations and closing should be included, and these letters should be sent quickly after the news of a promotion or pay rise is shared. If such a thank you letter is sent in hard copy, it should be typed rather than hand written and printed on personal rather than organisational letterhead. It would be appropriate to deliver this letter through inter-office mail or to hand deliver it to the intended recipient.

Sample of a Thank You Letter for a Promotion

Dear Miranda,

I would like to thank you again for extending to me the opportunity to become an Accounts Executive with Creative Company. It was with great pleasure that I formally accepted this new position this morning.

Your confidence in me is not misplaced. I will do my best to be an asset to Creative Company as their newest Accounts Executive and have no doubt that my work will reflect well on both you and the Company.

I look forward to starting as an Accounts Executive next month and I am confident that I will not disappoint you in my new role.

Thank you again,

Elizabeth Montrose

Sample of a Thank You Letter for a Pay Rise

Dear Miranda,

Thank you for the generous pay rise that I have just received!

While news of this increase was a pleasant surprise, what means more to me is that you saw fit to acknowledge the hard work that I offer to Creative Company every day. I love working at Creative Company, and having my efforts recognised with a pay rise cements my opinion that this company is a fantastic employer.

Again, thank you for the pay rise and for your support of my work here at Creative Company.

Kind Regards,

Elizabeth Montrose

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Its' a great article, I would like to receive this kind of letter frequently
Kish - 30-May-15 @ 10:34 AM
I’m not sure that either of these instances merits a thank you letter. A promotion that’s been earned or a pay rise for merit is in itself an acknowledgement, and a thank you note can seem just a little bit too sycophantic. A simple verbal thank you is probably all that’s needed in these situations.
Chris - 4-Oct-12 @ 12:11 PM
I would like to find a sample letter thanking my team for voting me employee of the month
Buck - 4-Apr-11 @ 9:55 AM
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