Getting promoted feels wonderful. Congratulations on your promotion.
You may want to express your sincere gratitude and appreciation to your boss or anyone involved in your promotion.
“Getting a promotion is a big deal! A quick but sincere ‘thank you’ isn’t only good manners; it’s a smart move for your career that keeps you in the limelight.
A little gratitude goes a long way. It shows your professionalism and cements your reputation as a team player. The simple gesture highlights your skills and shows your appreciation and enthusiasm for the new opportunities.” says, Amanda Kay, an employment specialist.
Saying Thank You for Promotion Tips
Here are some tips to help you write your boss a thank you message for your promotion.
In addition to thanking your boss, you may want to thank others who made your promotion possible, such as your boss’s boss or a mentor.
What To Write In Your Thank You Message
Beyond saying thank you for the promotion, you might also want to include:
- How you feel being promoted.
- Specifically thanking a mentor for how their help made your promotion possible.
- Gratitude for the recognition that comes along with being promoted.
Say Thank You for the Raise, Too
Most promotions include a raise. So, you may also want to thank your boss for the raise.
The primary reason for the note is thanking for the promotion, so adding “Thank you for the raise” may be sufficient.
You can read the thank your boss for the raise messages, which may help you add wording to include the raise in your message. I have also included some examples below to help you say thank you for a raise and a promotion.
Short and Sweet Can Work
A short note that only says “Thank you for the promotion.” may be enough if you don’t have anything else you want to say.
A longer message may better show your appreciation. However, only saying “Thank you for the promotion.” is better than not expressing your gratitude at all.
And remember to stick to the topic. Leave out unnecessary flattery.
Writing an Email or a Handwritten Note
Writing a thank you email for a promotion is fine in an office setting.
If you can hand your boss a notecard in person or leave it on their desk, you may want to make the extra effort to handwrite a note.
However, asking your boss for their home address is not good workplace etiquette. If they work in another office location, you could mail a note or letter to them at that location.
Don’t Mention Dollar Amounts
I don’t recommend mentioning any actual dollar amounts or percentages of your promotion or raise. You don’t know who else may see your note (even if sent via email).
Leaving out the amount will help keep any monetary increases confidential if other teammates happen to see your note.
Read All the Examples
I encourage you to read through all the examples and write a note in your own words.
You can take wording inspiration from more than one of the samples for your note. Your message will sound more like you if you don’t copy/paste one of the examples directly.
Thank You For The Promotion Message Template
This template can be used in an email or a handwritten note card.
Thank you for the promotion to [Job title]. They say thank you for any help, mentoring, or support your boss provided that led to your promotion. And you can express your gratitude for the new opportunity.
You can also express your excitement for the new role.
Thanks again (or Sincerely, Kind Regards, etc.),
Promotion Thank You Message Examples
Below are some messages that will help you to say thank you for a promotion. In your promotion thank you email, note, or letter, you’ll still want to include the greeting (Dear Boss’s Name), a closing (Kind Regards), and sign your name as shown in the template above.
#1 Thank you so much for the promotion! I am excited and look forward to adding more value to the team in my new position. Again, I am grateful for this incredible opportunity.
#2 Thank you for the promotion. I appreciate that my effort in learning the [new skill] is being recognized. And thank you for being a great mentor and helping me learn how to apply my new skills.
#3 I am excited about my promotion! Thank you for recognizing my accomplishments this past year by promoting me to senior [position name]. I look forward to our team’s continued success as I take on new responsibilities.
#4 Thank you for promoting me to [position]. I am excited to start the position next week. Again, I appreciate you for trusting me with this opportunity.
#5 I want to thank you for promoting me. I appreciate the fantastic opportunity. And I look forward to continuing to grow under your leadership and the rest of the management team.
#6 What a great day! Thank you for promoting me to [position]. I will do my best to work hard and excel in this position. I am grateful for the opportunity for professional development.
#7 I am grateful for the promotion. The acknowledgment feels wonderful. Your input during the last few years has been valuable in helping with my career growth. Thank you for investing in me. I promise to make you proud in the new role.
#8 I look forward to starting in the manager role next week. Thank you for giving me a shot at leading the new team. Your support and mentoring during the past few months have been beneficial. Also, thank you for agreeing to help me transition into the new role.
#9 Thank you for promoting me to Senior [job title]. I’m excited to share my knowledge with others in an official capacity. Your guidance and frank advice have been helpful to me throughout my career. Being promoted is the best feeling!
#10 Thank you for recommending that I apply for an open position on the team. I am very thankful that I am being promoted to the role. All that time using your advice to learn [program name] paid off. You’re the best boss I’ve ever had.
#11 I look forward to working as a [job title]. Thank you for promoting me. I will be just as dedicated to the new position and look forward to learning even more about [program or project].
#12 My career advancement at [company name] has been wonderful. I am thankful that once I put my skills to use, my value was recognized, and I am thrilled that I’m being moved up to the next level. I look forward to taking more online classes to further my skills as I continue to support the team.
#13 I am excited to inform you about my recent promotion to [job title]. Thank you for recommending me to [person’s name on the new/team department]. Since she hasn’t worked directly with me, I feel your positive remarks helped her decide to go with me. If there is anything I can do to help you find someone to replace me on your team, please let me know.
#14 Thank you for recommending me to be the new team manager! I am looking forward to being a team leader and working alongside you. This promotion means so much to me. I am grateful for all the time you spent mentoring me and answering my questions about what it is like to be a manager here.
#15 Thank you for the promotion! Becoming a [job title] has been a goal of mine since I started working here three years ago. Because of your incredible support, I’ve been able to take the proper steps and focus on projects needed to learn the skills for the position.
#16 Thank you so much for promoting me. I look forward to my new responsibilities and continuing to serve this wonderful organization. I appreciate that my extra hard work and efforts are being acknowledged. My future here is bright, and I will do all I can to help grow the business.
#17 I am thankful for my recent promotion and thrilled to be the new manager. I look forward to putting my abilities to good use as I take over during this critical time. Thank you for all that you have taught me along the way. It’s always a pleasure working with you; now, we will be in management together. This promotion means a great deal to me.
#18 Thank you for the promotion to [position]. I appreciate the recognition and am excited to make a more significant impact at [Company Name].
Thank You for the Promotion and Raise Examples
Here are example messages for when you want to thank your boss for the promotion and the raise (hopefully, your promotion included a raise).
#19 Working on your team has been excellent for my career. I am excited about the promotion to Senior [title]. Also, thank you for the raise! I appreciate them both and look forward to continued success at [Company Name].
#20 I want to thank you for the recent promotion and higher salary. Your work ethic and leadership have been inspiring examples of how a boss should perform. I am looking forward to working side by side with you as I lead a team for the first time.
#21 Thank you for the pay raise and promotion! What a great way to end the year. I am grateful for both and will continue to enjoy working on your team.
#22 I am thankful for the promotion and the raise that came with it. You’ve been a wonderful boss and mentor to me. And I’m excited that I will get to use more of my skills in [the new program that you have been learning] once I transition to the new position.
#23 Thank you for promoting me and for the raise that came with it. In addition, I am thankful for the ongoing training opportunities that make advancement possible at [Company Name].
Thank You for the Promotion Note
Here is a complete example of a thank you for the promotion letter. You could also put it in an email.
Thank you for creating a new position for me and the promotion with it. Your support in pushing it through with upper management and human resources has been outstanding. Thank you for trusting in my abilities and recognizing my passion.
Your support has changed my life. I will now spend more time doing the work I enjoy daily, which will benefit the company.
Thank You Letter for the Promotion and Raise
Note: If you don’t want to mention the raise, simply remove “and giving me a raise.” Or you can say, “And the new salary.”
Dear [Boss Name],
Thank you for promoting me and giving me a raise. I am delighted with both and will continue to work hard for you and the team. I look forward to the additional responsibilities as [job title].
The new projects you assigned me during the past year challenged me and made coming to work every day a joy. The time you’ve invested in me has paid off. As a result, I’ve grown as a leader and in my technical skills, which will benefit the company in my new role.
I plan to pay it forward and find a newer employee to take under my wing, just as you did for me. Investing in people is time well spent, as you have proven over and over again.
Thank you for all your support.
How to Reply Promotion Congratulations Email
When you receive a promotion, your boss or coworkers may send you a congratulations email.
Here are some suggestions to write a thank you message for promotion wishes
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you. I am looking forward to the new role!
- Thank you for your kind words and congratulations.
- Thank you. I appreciate it!
- Thank you for your email. I’m excited to take on more responsibilities.