When making a job offer to a candidate, be prepared to negotiate their salary. Depending on the candidate's credentials, the difficulty of filling this post, and your budget, you may be willing to negotiate greater pay and a better benefits package with your top candidate.

The salary negotiation email template below will show you how to re-address compensation and benefits with potential recruits. You can modify this template to add the remuneration, incentives, and benefits you are prepared to provide.

Salary Negotiation with Candidates Email Template Sample

Subject: Salary revision discussion.

Hello [candidate name],

Thank you for taking the time to consider our employment offer for the [job title] position. We've considered your salary concerns with the Head of [name department] and our Finance team, and we've decided to revise our first offer to include:

  • A [X%] raise in yearly remuneration.
  • A $X signing bonus.
  • Work from home two days per week option or commute reimbursement.
  • Following an early performance review, there is the potential for increased remuneration and perks. [For example, six months after the starting date].

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at [insert contact information].

Best wishes,

[sender name and position]