Below is a copy of sample job negotiation letter.
Many thanks for your offer. This is really exciting. I really appreciate XXX (company name). Definitely I will take a serious consideration on this opportunity.
However, at this time I feel this offer does not truly reflect my value and experience. There exists certain gap between my comfort level and this offer provided:
Here is a list of my concerns:
1. The comfortable base salary of mine is $XXXXX.
Please click here (a link to www.salary.com about average salary of this city, this job title) for a salary level we can use as a reference. In the XXXXX area, the average salary level for XXXX, is around $XXXXX.
I strongly believe I am qualified for this salary (90k as I asked): reason 1, 2,3.
Therefore, I think what I asked for was reasonable. I would appreciate if you can reconsider a better offer.
2. Could you add the bonus information you mentioned to this offer?
3. Could you increase the amount limit of the relocation?
Accepting this offer means a huge change of my family: I have to solve: (trouble 1,2,3)
4. I hope the insurance plan (health, dental, vision) covers my dependants.
5. I would be very happy if I can have fifteen paid vacation days at the first year.
6, 7, 8....
I am really looking forward to working in XXXX that is full of friendships and high level professionals in different areas. This aspiration is further stronger after my onsite interview. I will be very happy in XXXX and get along with my colleagues. The most important thing is: based on my experience and skills, I am fully confident that I can demonstrate my real value by my contributions, which will largely increase profitability of XXXX.