Low Salary Complaint Letter

A low salary complaint letter is written when you are not satisfied with your salary. The company may not be increasing your salary or there may be any other reason. You can easily complain to your boss if the concerned department is not hearing your problem.

How to write a low-salary complaint letter?

The complaint letter is usually written in a formal tone. The complaint letter should be able to effectively frame the issue that you have. It should be able to make your boss understand your situation. Here are a few tips regarding writing an effective complaint letter:

  1. You should be clear in your statement in the letter. Make sure that you add the details in the letter in a concise way. The details of the problem should be addressed properly.
  2. State in the letter that you will wait for the response. Also, state how long you can wait for a response.
  3. The tone of the letter should not be angry or sarcastic. Your boss may take your letter seriously if you write it in a polite yet firm tone.
  4. If there is any relevant documentation to support your problem, include it in the letter. If you have had a conversation with the account department head regarding your low salary problem, attach it to the complaint letter.
  5. Add all your contact details and personal information such as name, phone number, employment ID number, etc. in the letter so that your boss will identify you.

Sample letter:


Dear Sir,

I am writing this letter to complain to you about the low salary. I would like to request a meeting so that we can negotiate on it. I have been working as a sales manager in the sales department for the last seven years.

I have come to know recently that my salary is not at the level of my position. The increment in my salary is also too low.

If you find any problem in my performance, I am ready to be evaluated. I am looking forward to speaking with you on this matter.

Yours sincerely

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