Depending on how an offer is written, it may state a monthly or yearly salary. For example, "Your monthly salary will be $5,000" vs "Your yearly salary will be $60,000, paid monthly" represents the same amount of money per year.
When either attempting to negotiate a raise or job offer, is it better to negotiate using the monthly or yearly salary?
- "I would appreciate a raise of $500/month for X, Y, Z reasons"
- "I would appreciate a raise of $6,000/year for X, Y, Z reasons"
It would seem suggesting a monthly salary increase has a psychological benefit of a lower number (even though the two suggestions represent the same net increase).