Cyclist photo during race and their earning stats

Pro cyclist Salaries and winnings amount 2015

How much do Pro cyclists earn yearly? This is the question which is often asked by many people specially those who want to join it as a professional career. For this purpose we sorted the complete list of all top class worldwide riders, country wise like USA riders, British, Australian and French cyclists. Before getting started I must mention that cyclist salaries are very less as compared to other sports like NFL, NBA, MLB or soccer and this is one of those topic which is not discussed much. According to die hard fans of cycle racing: “we can’t find any other athletes with as much determination and power like cyclists”.

Base salaries:

  • ProTour: Minimum base Salary each $50,000 (30 riders maximum)
  • Pro Continental: minimum salary each $40,000 (25 riders maximum)
  • Continental: N/A (16 riders max)
Cyclist photo during race and their earning stats
Australian cyclist during race.

Pro cyclist Salaries and winnings amount:

All income stats which are given below is only 2015 yearly winning amount + bonus according to their performance (i.e. except base salary).

Rider winnings amount 2014-2015 / Yearly salary Team
VALVERDE Alejandro $381,000 Movistar Team
CONTADOR Alberto $256,800 Tinkoff – Saxo
KRISTOFF Alexander $251,520 Team Katusha
DEGENKOLB John $223,680 Team Giant – Alpecin
KWIATKOWSKI Michal $210,840 Etixx – Quick Step
GILBERT Philippe $201,240 BMC Racing Team
SAGAN Peter $198,240 Tinkoff – Saxo
DUMOULIN Tom $186,960 Team Giant – Alpecin
NIBALI Vincenzo $186,240 Astana Pro Team
COSTA Rui $168,360 Lampre – Merida
VAN AVERMAET Greg $165,720 BMC Racing Team
FROOME Christopher $165,240 Team Sky
DéMARE Arnaud $163,680 FDJ
QUINTANA Nairo $161,520 Movistar Team
VAN GARDEREN Tejay $159,480 BMC Racing Team
PERAUD Jean-Christophe $155,160 AG2R La Mondiale
GERRANS Simon $153,480 Orica GreenEDGE
MAJKA Rafał $150,240 Tinkoff – Saxo
BARDET Romain $149,760 AG2R La Mondiale
MOLLEMA Bauke $142,560 Trek Factory Racing
MARTIN Tony $142,440 Etixx – Quick Step
EVANS Cadel $142,080 BMC Racing Team
MARTIN Daniel $140,760 Team Cannondale – Garmin
RODRíGUEZ Joaquim $13,680 Team Katusha
BOUHANNI Nacer $134,760 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
CANCELLARA Fabian $134,280 Trek Factory Racing
TERPSTRA Niki $131,640 Etixx – Quick Step
PINOT Thibaut $128,880 FDJ
VAN ASBROECK Tom $128,640 Team LottoNL-Jumbo
ARU Fabio $126,120 Astana Pro Team
GALLOPIN Tony $123,720 Lotto Soudal
CHAVANEL Sylvain $119,400 IAM Cycling
GREIPEL André $119,040 Lotto Soudal
POZZOVIVO Domenico $117,600 AG2R La Mondiale
KITTEL Marcel $117,480 Team Giant – Alpecin
URAN Rigoberto $114,480 Etixx – Quick Step
KELDERMAN Wilco $112,800 Team LottoNL-Jumbo
DENNIS Rohan $109,920 BMC Racing Team
COLBRELLI Sonny $108,600 Bardiani – CSF Pro Team
VANMARCKE Sep $108,240 Team LottoNL-Jumbo
MATTHEWS Michael $107,880 Orica GreenEDGE
MORENO Daniel $107,880 Team Katusha
CAVENDISH Mark $106,320 Etixx – Quick Step
NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas $104,760 Team Cannondale – Garmin
WELLENS Tim $99,360 Lotto Soudal
MEERSMAN Gianni $94,920 Etixx – Quick Step
THOMAS Geraint $94,920 Team Sky
SWIFT Ben $91,320 Team Sky
BOONEN Tom $90,960 Etixx – Quick Step
REBELLIN Davide $87,720 CCC Sprandi Polkowice
WIGGINS Bradley $87,360 Team Sky
FRANK Mathias $87,240 IAM Cycling
LOBATO Juan José $87,120 Movistar Team
ALBASINI Michael $86,040 Orica GreenEDGE
MACHADO Tiago $83,640 Team Katusha
NIZZOLO Giacomo $83,280 Trek Factory Racing
GAUTIER Cyril $82,320 Team Europcar
VIVIANI Elia $82,200 Team Sky
IMPEY Daryl $80,520 Orica GreenEDGE
MEZGEC Luka $78,840 Team Giant – Alpecin
FARRAR Tyler $77,160 MTN – Qhubeka
COQUARD Bryan $75,960 Team Europcar
SáNCHEZ Samuel $75,720 BMC Racing Team
HESJEDAL Ryder $75,360 Team Cannondale – Garmin
KöNIG Leopold $75,120 Team Sky
SLAGTER Tom-Jelte $75,000 Team Cannondale – Garmin
ROGERS Michael $73,680 Tinkoff – Saxo
YATES Adam $73,440 Orica GreenEDGE
BOS Theo $73,320 MTN – Qhubeka
CARUSO Damiano $73,200 BMC Racing Team
HUTAROVICH Yauheni $72,960 Bretagne – Séché Envi
BARGUIL Warren $72,840 Team Giant – Alpecin
NIEVE Mikel $72,480 Team Sky
FINETTO Mauro $71,880 Southeast
ŠPILAK Simon $70,920 Team Katusha
ROJAS José Joaquín $70,800 Movistar Team
BOLE Grega $70,200 CCC Sprandi Polkowice
ROLLAND Pierre $70,080 Team Europcar
KREUZIGER Roman $69,960 Tinkoff – Saxo
IZAGIRRE Ion $68,040 Movistar Team
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk $67,320 Etixx – Quick Step
TALANSKY Andrew $67,320 Team Cannondale – Garmin
ARREDONDO Julián David $67,080 Trek Factory Racing
SIMON Julien $66,240 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
FORMOLO Davide $66,240 Team Cannondale – Garmin
BETANCUR Carlos $66,000 AG2R La Mondiale
BONIFAZIO Niccolo $65,520 Lampre – Merida
SCHLECK Fränk $64,200 Trek Factory Racing
DRUCKER Jean-Pierre $63,960 BMC Racing Team
CHAVES Johan Esteban $63,960 Orica GreenEDGE
GESCHKE Simon $63,960 Team Giant – Alpecin
CARUSO Giampaolo $63,600 Team Katusha
BRESCHEL Matti $63,600 Tinkoff – Saxo
FUGLSANG Jakob $63,600 Astana Pro Team
VANENDERT Jelle $62,640 Lotto Soudal
PORTE Richie $62,520 Team Sky
DUMOULIN Samuel $61,920 AG2R La Mondiale
VAN GENECHTEN Jonas $60,240 IAM Cycling
DILLIER Silvan $60,120 BMC Racing Team
POORSEYEDIGOLAKHOUR Mirsamad $58,920 Tabriz Petrochemical Team

USA Cyclists winning Payroll:

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As I already mentioned these figures are wining amount except base salary. USA riders are given in alphabetical order.

ANTHONY Jesse $3,840 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit
BELLO Calixto Manuel $120
BEYER Chad $6,120
BOOKWALTER Brent $19,080 BMC Racing Team
BOSWELL Ian $7,560 Team Sky
BRENNAN Mac $240 Hincapie Racing Team
BROWN Nathan $3,960 Team Cannondale – Garmin
BUSCHE Matthew $22,320 Trek Factory Racing
BUTLER Chris $1,200 Team SmartStop
CARLSEN Kirk $2,280
CARPENTER Robin $3,600 Hincapie Racing Team
COOKE Matt $1,440
CRADDOCK Lawson $14,640 Team Giant – Alpecin
CRANE Ian $960 Jamis – Hagens Berman
CURRAN Geoffrey $240 Axeon Cycling Team
DANIEL Gregory $2,160 Axeon Cycling Team
DANIELSON Thomas $38,520 Team Cannondale – Garmin
DOMBROWSKI Joe $3,240 Team Cannondale – Garmin
EATON Daniel $1,200 Axeon Cycling Team
EISENHART Taylor $480
EUSER Lucas $4,320 UnitedHealthcare
FAIRLY Caleb $3,840 Team Giant – Alpecin
FARABAUGH Adam Matthew $600
FARRAR Tyler $77,160 MTN – Qhubeka
GAIMON Phillip $2,160 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit
HAGA Chad $5,880 Team Giant – Alpecin
HANSON Ken $3,120 UnitedHealthcare
HORNER Chris $30,360 Airgas Safeway Cycling
HOWES Alex $21,960 Team Cannondale – Garmin
JENKINS Max $240 Astellas Cycling Team
JONES Carter $17,880 Team Giant – Alpecin
JONES Chris $3,720 UnitedHealthcare
KEOUGH Jacobe $240
KEOUGH Luke $2,400 UnitedHealthcare
KING Benjamin $13,320 Team Cannondale – Garmin
KING Edward $2,400 Team Cannondale – Garmin
KLINE Shane $480 Team SmartStop
KYER Julian $4,800 Team SmartStop
LEECE Stephen $1,200 Jamis – Hagens Berman
MAGNER Ty $4,440 Hincapie Racing Team
MANNION Gavin $480 Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
MARCOTTE Eric $3,120 Team SmartStop
MAUCH Justin $240 Airgas Safeway Cycling
MCCABE Travis $3,120 Team SmartStop
MURPHY John $3,960 UnitedHealthcare
OIEN Justin $240 Axeon Cycling Team
OLHEISER Michael $840 Lupus Racing Team
OWEN Logan $240 Axeon Cycling Team
PATE Danny $6,960 Team Sky
PERRIN Jeffrey $720
PETERSON Tom $600
PHINNEY Taylor $14,400 BMC Racing Team
PUTT Christopher $240 Axeon Cycling Team
PUTT Tanner $1,920 UnitedHealthcare
RATHE Jacob $1,920 Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
REIJNEN Kiel $22,080 UnitedHealthcare
RHIM Brendan $120
ROSSKOPF Joey $19,920 BMC Racing Team
SELANDER Bjorn $240 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit
SHELDEN Taylor $360
SQUIRE Rob $960 Hincapie Racing Team
STEMPER James $600
STETINA Peter $14,760 BMC Racing Team
SUMMERHILL Daniel $7,800 UnitedHealthcare
SWEETING Robert $600 Team SmartStop
TALANSKY Andrew $67,320 Team Cannondale – Garmin
VAN GARDEREN Tejay $159,480 BMC Racing Team
VERMEULEN Alexey $720
WARBASSE Larry $7,920 IAM Cycling
WHITE Bradley $4,200 UnitedHealthcare
WILLIAMS David $240 Jamis – Hagens Berman
WILLIAMS Tyler $1,200
YOUNG Eric $6,960 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit
ZIRBEL Tom $1,320 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit

France cyclists:

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Rider  Earnings Team
DéMARE Arnaud $163,680 FDJ
ALAPHILIPPE Julian $40,200 Etixx – Quick Step
ANTOMARCHI Julien $32,160 Roubaix Lille Métropole
BARDET Romain $149,760 AG2R La Mondiale
BARGUIL Warren $72,840 Team Giant – Alpecin
BOUHANNI Nacer $134,760 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
CHAVANEL Sylvain $119,400 IAM Cycling
CHEREL Mikael $32,160 AG2R La Mondiale
COQUARD Bryan $75,960 Team Europcar
DI GRéGORIO Rémy $43,560 Team Marseille 13 KTM
DUMOULIN Samuel $61,920 AG2R La Mondiale
FEILLU Brice $39,240 Bretagne – Séché Envi
FEILLU Romain $34,920 Bretagne – Séché Envi
FONSECA Armindo $42,840 Bretagne – Séché Envi
GALLOPIN Tony $123,720 Lotto Soudal
GAUTIER Cyril $82,320 Team Europcar
GENIEZ Alexandre $27,240 FDJ
GERARD Arnaud $28,200 Bretagne – Séché Envi
GIRAUD Benjamin $26,040 Team Marseille 13 KTM
GOUGEARD Alexis $25,200 AG2R La Mondiale
HARDY Romain $38,160 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
JEANNESSON Arnold $33,000 FDJ
LEMOINE Cyril $26,880 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
MARTINEZ Yannick $37,800 Team Europcar
MOLARD Rudy $26,640 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
MONDORY Lloyd $29,280 AG2R La Mondiale
PERAUD Jean-Christophe $155,160 AG2R La Mondiale
PETIT Adrien $28,920 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
PINOT Thibaut $128,880 FDJ
RIBLON Christophe $27,120 AG2R La Mondiale
ROLLAND Pierre $70,080 Team Europcar
ROSSETTO Stephane $34,920 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
ROUX Anthony $25,440 FDJ
SICARD Romain $29,400 Team Europcar
SIMON Julien $66,240 Cofidis, Solutions Cré
TULIK Angelo $29,520 Team Europcar
VICHOT Arthur $45,120 FDJ
VOECKLER Thomas $44,880 Team Europcar
VUILLERMOZ Alexis $42,960 AG2R La Mondiale

British

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Rider Annual salary Team
BLYTHE Adam $17,520 Orica GreenEDGE
CARTHY Hugh $22,320 Caja Rural – Seguros RGA
CAVENDISH Mark $106,320 Etixx – Quick Step
CUMMINGS Stephen $36,360 MTN – Qhubeka
DOWSETT Alex $19,560 Movistar Team
FENN Andrew $13,920 Team Sky
FROOME Christopher $165,240 Team Sky
KENNAUGH Peter $54,360 Team Sky
ROWE Luke $12,720 Team Sky
STANNARD Ian $28,560 Team Sky
SWIFT Ben $91,320 Team Sky
THOMAS Geraint $94,920 Team Sky
THWAITES Scott $17,760 Bora-Argon 18
WIGGINS Bradley $87,360 Team Sky
YATES Adam $73,440 Orica GreenEDGE
YATES Simon $15,720 Orica GreenEDGE

Australian

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CLARKE Simon $37,200 Orica GreenEDGE
DENNIS Rohan $109,920 BMC Racing Team
DURBRIDGE Luke $50,040 Orica GreenEDGE
EVANS Cadel $142,080 BMC Racing Team
GERRANS Simon $153,480 Orica GreenEDGE
HAAS Nathan $39,960 Team Cannondale – Garmin
HANSEN Adam $34,320 Lotto Soudal
HAUSSLER Heinrich $43,080 IAM Cycling
HEPBURN Michael $22,080 Orica GreenEDGE
MATTHEWS Michael $107,880 Orica GreenEDGE
MEYER Cameron $35,040 Orica GreenEDGE
PORTE Richie $62,520 Team Sky
RENSHAW Mark $38,520 Etixx – Quick Step
ROGERS Michael $73,680 Tinkoff – Saxo
WITMITZ Sam $22,800 Team Budget Forklifts

Now you know how much pro cyclist make. Although this profession is less paying as compared to other sports but they have determination and enthusiasm to ride many miles. Cycling needs lot of stamina. Cycling federation should work on this situation to increase Payroll.

Useful resources:

image courtesy: bicycles.net.au

http://www.procyclingstats.com/rankings.php?id=11937&nation=us

http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/

http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/

http://www.billbonebikelaw.com/news-from-the-road/do-professional-cyclists-live-longer-than-you/#top

http://www.cyclingnews.com/teams

Now over to you. Any question? You are more then welcome.