_____, I am so appreciative and excited to receive this offer for the _____ position with your company. I am specifically pleased with the _____ feature that we discussed last time we met.
After researching my position in the market I discovered that the average starting salary, with my level of education and experience, is between $65,000 and $70,000, which is $5,000 higher than the salary offered.
I’d like to counter your offer with this range. Is there an opportunity to negotiate to align with the value I will bring to this position?
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.