Resignation letter due to low salary increment (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of resignation letter due to low salary increment.

Resignation letter due to low salary increment

A resignation letter due to low salary increment can be written when an employee considers their salary increment is not enough.

However, there are other reasons related to your salary where there has been a reduction, delays in your salary, a pending salary or if you have attempted to ask for a salary raise but it has been refused or denied by their employer. 

For many people, having a stable and secure job is the only way to pay bills and it can be a really stressful situation when there are problems covering the expenses.

If you have addressed this issue with your boss or your employer and there is no way they can help you then it is normal to consider resigning.

Here are some sample letters of resignation you can use and adapt to your current situation. 

Sample 1 resignation letter due to low salary increment

“Below briefly describe on Sample Resign Letter format Due to low salary problem.

Even if your employer knows you are quitting due to a low salary, leave that reason out of the resignation letter.

Your letter of resignation will go in your file and should be professional and positive. You can modify these sample as your requirement.]


Respectable CEO/GM/HR manager

Company/Institute name…

Office Address…

Sub: Resign Letter Due to Poor Salary


Most respectfully, I want to say that I am facing problems at work, the main problem being the low salary. (Describe in your own words). I am unable to afford my basics and secondly, other employers are paying a much handsome salary for the particular job I am performing at your company. (Describe your actual cause and situation).

Therefore, I have decided to quit the job. I can no longer remain in the financial crises being faced right now. (Explain all about the situation). Please accept my resignation and consider this application as formal resignation I am sending you.

Yours Sincerely,

Your name…

Job Designation…

Department Name…”

Sample 2 resignation letter due to low salary increment


Respectable CEO/GM/HR manager

Company/Institute name…

Office Address…

Sub: Resign Letter Due to Poor Salary

Respected Employer,

The reason for my writing to you is that I am quitting the job the company has provided me with, the reason behind quitting being the lesser salary offered. (Describe in your own words). It has been my pleasure to work for (company) over the last (amount of time). However, due to unforeseen financial circumstances coupled with my current salary, I am unable to meet my basic living expenses. (Describe your actual cause and situation). I am able to find a better job.

Therefore, I must seek employment elsewhere.

Yours Respectfully,

Your name…

Job Designation…

Department Name…”

Sample 3 resignation letter due to low salary increment

“Respected HR Manager,

With effective from today, I am resigning from this company because of insufficient salary package.

I have been struggling with my personal financial life. It is becoming very hard for me to make the ends meet with the package given. I have a family member to take care of as well as my own needs. With my current salary I can’t even fulfil my everyday needs properly.

I had been requesting my boss to give me a raise but there was no luck there. So, I am leaving this job to find a better one which can offer me just enough to increase my standard of life.

Thank you


Sample 4 resignation letter due to low salary increment

“Dear Sir,

I am writing because I would like to submit my official letter of resignation. I have been working with this company for three years and I have been at different branches all over the world.

However I can say that I have not been to a more disorganised branch than this one. My job requires that I travel from branch to branch and hand in my report but over the last six months the my low salary has become a big headache for me and my family.

Salary is something that is fixed each month and in the last six months my salary has been lower and lower due to the deductions without any reason and even my daily wages that I get for my labor supply have been reduced. I have sent various letters to complaint and have even talked to the my head in this company in person for discussions but unfortunately, nothing has been done.

Now finally I am resigning. This has cause me a lot of stress as I also have bills to pay and a family that rely on me to provide for them. I hope that you sort this out for your future employees and I wish you all the best in the future.

Kind regards,

Mr. __”

Sample 5 resignation letter due to low salary increment

“The Manager HR,

Dear Sir,

It is with regret that I tender my resignation from the post of store in-charge on account of insufficient salary.

As you know, I have been working efficiently for one year in the company and my performance is admired by all senior officers and colleagues time to time.

I am sorry to inform you that salary which the company is offering is insufficient as compared to my expenses. Irony is that no increment is added in this salary since my date of appointment. Having seen the static growth in terms of earning, I have been desperate and forlorn.

You are requested to accept my resignation by virtue of insufficient salary and give clearance at your earliest.

With regards


Store In-charge”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.

Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run program may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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