14. Stefan Bradl ($350,000)
In 2012, Stefan Bradl came into MotoGP class with his head held up high. Because in the previous year, he just won the Moto2 Championship.
His team back then, LCR Honda, held a high expectation towards him. As a proof, they granted the young German rider with $1.7 million annual salary.
His professional career started in 2005, when he participated in the 125 cc German Championship with KTM. But after his last season with Honda in 2014, he starts to struggle.
He moved to Yamaha Forward for only a half season before he moved to his current team, Aprilia last year. His $1.7 million salary seems to slip away even further. Today, he is paid $350,000 per year.