Aug 20, 2018 - 12:39 AM
The best letters do not include one single number. Instead, you should include a range, such as "$60,000 to $80,000 annually." Following this, you should include basic information related to your professional background and education, which will explain why you feel the range provided is appropriate. In this portion of the letter, you want to justify your worth by using any credentials you have at your disposal.
You should always mention in the letter that you are able to negotiate on your salary if it comes down to it. You should also specify the range mentioned does not include any bonuses or benefits. This gives you some wiggle room in case the hiring manager can only offer something less than what you want.