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Salary History In Cover Letter Sample

Cover Letter Salary History Example

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Mxxx Mxxxxxx
1000 University Terrace
Apt #000
Salisbury, MD 21800


Xxxxx Xxxxxxxx
Director, Human Resources
0000 Xxxxx Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Dear Ms. Dxxxxxxx:

I am a junior at Salisbury University with a major in Marketing. I discovered your internship program while researching opportunities on your website.  After reading about your marketing internship I am excited about the possibility of interning at Under Armour.  I firmly believe my skills will be an asset to your organization.

The courses I have taken in marketing have convinced me that sales and marketing is the perfect  career option for me. Also these courses have provided me with the basic foundation in marketing that I could use while interning with your company. More importantly, an internship with Under Armour would be mutually beneficial for both myself and Under Armour.  In addition to my courses, I have an outgoing personality that would be perfect for this internship.

In addition to my coursework, I have a strong work ethic.  While attending school full-time, I also managed to work over 30 hours per week. As you know, a strong work ethic is a requirement that is applicable to any job or internship.  I firmly believe the combination of my education and work ethic will make me an asset to your marketing department. My enclosed resume provides additional details about my background.

Once again, the opportunity to do an internship with Under Armor is desirable to say the least.  I welcome the chance to speak to you about my qualifications in the next few weeks.  If you have any questions please let me know.  Thank you for you time and consideration.
As per your request. My Salary History:
-Taget, Inc. $22,000.00 (part-time) Spring 20xx to Fall 20xx
-Salisbury University Athletic Department. $5,750.00 (part-time, on-campus) Summer 20xx to Fall 20xx


Xxxxxx Xxxxxx


Disclosing Salary Requirements/History

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Disclosing Salary Requirements and Salary History

Many job postings ask you to include your salary history or your salary requirements when applying for the position. First of all, if the ad doesn't mention it, don't offer any salary information. If at all possible, you want the prospective employer to bring up the issue of compensation first.

Employers request salary information for various reasons. If your salary is too high, they can screen you out because they don't want to pay that much or because they think you won't be happy working for less money. If your current salary is lower than the company was planning to pay, they may offer you a lower salary.

Including Salary History

If you are asked to include your salary history with your resume, you could ignore the request, but, that means you could risk not getting an interview.

There is nothing employers like less than candidates who don't follow directions. An alternative would be to include a salary range on past jobs rather than a specific amount. If you do include your salary history, be honest. It's easy for potential employers to verify your salary with previous employers. Do this as an attachment to the resume. A salary history can be listed on a separate page and enclosed with your resume and cover letter. Click here to view a example of a salary history.


you can address them in your cover letter. Click here to view a cover letter that has the salary history listed. Employers request salary histories and/or requirements to help them determine if there is a fit monetarily.

If you're fairly certain that your salary history matches well with an organization's expectations and compensation structure, you can include this in your cover letter. If you are uncertain that your salary history or requirements are a close match, use language in your cover letter to the effect that, with regard to salary, you are sure the employer has a fair compensation program, and that your primary interest is in this company and opportunity.

Salary Requirements

When salary requirements are requested, you have a little more flexibility.

  • One option is to state that your salary requirements are negotiable based upon the position and the overall total compensation package, including benefits.
  • Another alternative is to include a range, based on the salary research you've done, i.e. my salary requirement is in the $30,000 - $40,000 range.

Either way, note that your salary requirements are flexible. That may help keep you in the running for the position and will give you some flexibility when negotiating compensation later on.

  • Salary requirements can be addressed in either the cover letter or on a separate attachment.

Salary requirements can be included in your cover letter with sentences such as "My salary requirement is negotiable based upon the job responsibilities and the total compensation package." or "My salary requirement is in the $25,000 - $35,000+ range."

*Do not include your salary history or salary requirements in your resume.

Stating a Salary Range

When stating a salary range, it's important to make make sure that the range is realistic. Do this by carefully researching what the position is worth. Use salary surveys to determine the average salary for the position you are interviewing for, or for a similar position if you can't find information on the exact job title you're looking for. When the position is in a different location, use salary calculators to factor in cost-of-living expenses and to estimate what you should be paid. There are a variety of salary surveys and cost of living calculators , including industry-specific and geographic resources, available online.

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