Here is a template for a salary negotiation and counter offer letter:
I would like to express my gratitude for the job offer for the position of [Job Title] at [Company Name]. I am excited about the opportunity to work with your team and contribute to the success of the company.
However, I would like to discuss the salary that has been offered. After conducting some research and considering my qualifications and experience, I believe that a salary of [Desired Salary] would be more appropriate for this position.
I would like to reiterate that I am excited about this job opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with you. Therefore, I would like to propose the following counter offer:
Salary: [Desired Salary]
Start Date: [Preferred Start Date]
I believe that this salary is fair and reasonable based on my experience, qualifications, and the requirements of the position. If there is any room for negotiation, I would be willing to discuss it further.
Thank you for your understanding and for considering my proposal. I am looking forward to hearing back from you.